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Mets’ Brett Baty Shared First Home Run Moment With Mom
August 18, 2022
Bret Baty celebrated with one of the most important people in his life after hitting the first homerun of his major league career in his first big league at bat.
The Mets third baseman appeared to give his mother Leslie an “I love you” sign – and she emphatically returned it – as he rounded the bases after hitting a two-run shot over the right field wall from Braves right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the second inning Wednesday evening. Baty drove into Mark Canha, who had doubled for him.
The homer must have been extra special for Leslie, who saw her son play Little League on a team called the Mets.
“We always called him Brett the Met,” Leslie said after Baty, who grew up in Austin, Texas, was selected as the Mets’ top pick in the 2019 draft.
Baty’s blast hitting into hole No. 8 helped give the Mets a 4-0 lead in Atlanta. The game at Truist Park ended with rain in the bottom of the third.
The 22-year-old Baty is considered the number 2 of the organization. Lefthanded swinging Baty produced big numbers for Double-A Binghamton this season before recently being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse.
He has a .315/.410/.533 slash line this season with 19 homeruns and 60 RBI’s in 95 minor league games.