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MLB turns pink to celebrate Mother's Day

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Some of MLB’s stars celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday with a series of heartfelt video tributes, specially-designed bats and other surprises.

It was a day the whole of baseball thanked their mothers, grandmothers, wives and sisters for their love and support.

The standout Mother’s Day moment was at Rogers Centre where 101-year-old Blue Jays fan Kitty Cohen threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The grandmother was helped on to the pitch by her granddaughter and Ms Cohen, kitted out in a Blue Jays top with “Kitty #1” on the back, tossed to catcher Josh Thole.

Cohen was thrilled by the occasion and pitched a mean fastball which might have had the opposition batters wondering where Toronto’s new pitcher had come from. Take a look at the pitch on MLB.com.

Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals led a series of video messages from different MLB players. The outfielder said: “I’m very thankful for all that you have done for me over the years. We have been through a lot together and you are truly are the nicest woman I’ve ever know.”

Across America on Sunday each batter swung pink-coloured bats for Mother’s Day and to raise money for Breast Cancer. This is the ninth year the pink bats have been used and over 300,000 bats have been sold for charity.

The trend was started by bat manufacturer Louisville Slugger in 2006 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the pink has now spared to different equipment including gloves and cleats.

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