Sunday, May 12, 2013

Top Mothers Day Moments in Sports MLB NHL NBA

First celebrated by Anna Jarvis in 1908 as a memorial service to her mother, Mother's Day became a National Holiday in 1914 and has been grown to be one of the the most beloved holiday's of there year.

Mother's Day is that one special day of the year that we pay respect to the one who raised us, nurtured us and even though we didn't have an ounce of skill or talent, she still encouraged us to follow our dreams to become a major league baseball player. In honor of Mother's Day, I have made this of the most historical sports moments in Mother's Day history. So if you like it, don't forget to share it with your friends.

Happy Mother's Day MOM!

1) May 10, 1970 - Boston Bruins Hall of Fame defenseman, Bobby Orr scored his famous "The Goal" in overtime to complete a 4-0 sweep of the St. Louis Blues during the 1970 Stanley Cup Final. The win ended a 29 year Stanley Cup drought for Bruins fans.

2) May 9, 2012 - Oakland A's starting pitcher, Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in the history of major league baseball. Braden had lost his mom earlier in life and was raised by his grandmother, who was in attendance during the game. They shared a special moment on the field after the game.

3) May 12, 1974 - The Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the 1974 NBA Finals 102-87. It was the franchise's first NBA Championship since Bill Russell retired after the 1968-69 season. Given the current scheduling of the NBA Playoffs, this will most likely be the only NBA Championship ever won on Mothers Day.

4) May 14, 1967 - New York Yankees Hall of Fame outfielder, Mickey Mantle joined baseball's exclusive 500 Homerun Club at Yankee Stadium. The opposing pitcher was Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles.

5) May 11, 2003 - Texas Rangers outfielder, Raphael Palmeiro became the second player in MLB history (The Mick was the first) to join the 500 Homerun Club on Mothers Day. The opposing pitcher was Dave Elder of the Cleveland Indians.

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