Patrick Mahomes rocketed to fame after he was awarded the league’s Most Valuable Player accolade in just his second season in the National Football League. But did you know that the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl superstar is not the only sports success story in his family?
It turns out sporting ability runs in the NFL player’s blood, as Patrick is the son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Pat Mahomes. Pat Jr. is one of the two children Pat Sr. had with his now ex-wife Randi Martin, who has also made a success of her career in event planning.What does Patrick Mahomes Sr. do for a living?
An MLB player from 1992 to 2003, Pat Mahomes Sr. retired from baseball completely in 2009. Most recently, the 52-year-old worked as the host of the sports focused podcast The Big Mahomes Show, which he launched in November 2021.
Pat Mahomes pitching for the New York Mets in 2000Throughout his baseball career, Pat pitched for teams including the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and his home-state’s own Texas Rangers. After leaving the major league in 2003, Pat took to playing for teams including the Montreal Expos, Sioux Falls Canaries and Las Vegas 51s. In 2019, the Texas-born former baseball star was inaugurated into the Sioux Falls Hall of Fame.Pat’s late career wasn’t his only departure from MLB following his professional debut, as the right-handed sportsman also made a professional debut in Japan’s Puro Yakyu (Professional Baseball) league. The pitcher played with the Yokohama BayStars from July 15, 1997 to September 9, 1998.
Pat playing for the Boston Red Sox in 1996With his sports career insight, Pat always had confidence in his son’s sporting ability. However, it was baseball which Pat originally wanted to encourage his son to pursue for a career. “He was always the best player on his baseball team,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “He was an unbelievable shortstop, he always led his team in hitting, and he threw 97mph on the mound, so I always thought he was gonna be a baseball player,” he said.
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Patrick (Jr.) was in fact a talented footballer, basketballer and baseballer – a fact which Pat later cited to the Times as evident in his playing on the football pitch. “You can tell by the way Patrick plays quarterback that he took pieces of his basketball, the jump throws and no-look passes, and pieces of his baseball, the different arm angles, and he put it all together in a package in football,” he explained.