The Untold Truth Of Patrick Mahomes’ Father

The Untold Truth Of Patrick Mahomes' Father

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his first Super Bowl in 2020, taking home the big game’s Most Valuable Player honor, too. Even before earning a championship ring, Mahomes had a whole collection of football accolades. For the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2018 season, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) named the 25-year-old quarterback as the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.

Mahomes’ response to the honors was humble and credited his success to teammates. “I was put in a great situation where I have a lot of great teammates around me who make me look really good,” the quarterback said via a Chiefs’ press release.

Mahomes is clearly a football superstar and headed for legend status, but you might be surprised to learn that professional sports is in his blood. Mahomes’ father, Pat, actually had an athletic career of his own in Major League Baseball. Read on for more information you may not have known about Mahomes’ dad.

Pat Mahomes played Major League Baseball for 11 years

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn’t the only successful athlete in his family. His father, Pat, was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 11 years from 1992 until 2003. He played for six teams, including the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Mets, according to MLB.com.

From his stats, Pat’s best performance was the 1998 season with the Mets. He was the team’s go-to relief pitcher who came in later innings to replace starting pitchers. Pat had a 3.68 earned run average (that’s a good thing), recording eight wins and appearing in 39 games. Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine told SNY, “Pat Mahomes was honestly one of the best guys I ever managed. He was a pitcher, but also one of the best athletes I ever had. He could hit and run the bases, so much so I considered occasionally using him in the outfield.”

In the MLB’s National League, pitchers have to go to bat — even though they aren’t good at it — but it sounds like Pat Mahomes made his mark all over the field. And his son Patrick, the future quarterback, watched his father’s games, according to the Kansas City Star, and it inspired him to eventually follow in Pat’s athletic footsteps.

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