The Mets tweeted a picture of Mahomes in a baseball jersey and wrote, “Congrats to @PatrickMahomes and the @Chiefs. #SuperBowlLIV #LGM.”
Mahomes’ father, Pat, played Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2003. He put on uniforms for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. He pitched in 308 games, recorded a 5.47 ERA and had 452 strikeouts.
Pat Mahomes told the New York Daily News earlier this month that he initially wanted his son to go the baseball route because of his talent at the plate.
“You know, I was coaching him one time and we were playing a game. We were beating the [other] team pretty bad,” he said. “He came up to me and said, ‘Dad, I’m gonna go up here and hit left-handed the next time. I’m gonna hit left-handed and I’m also going to hit with a wooden bat.’ I said, ‘Well, we’re up, go do what you do. He hit the first pitch and he hit it over the centerfield fence and I said, ‘Oh, this kid is pretty special.’”
Pat Mahomes was a major league pitcher. (Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
The elder Mahomes said his son fell in love with football and didn’t look back.
“I mean, I was with him,” he said of his son. “I saw him turn down life-changing money and he said, ‘Dad, I want to play football.’ He made the decision. He’s always been a kid that was very responsible with the decision that he made. Once he made the decision, I changed my hat and we decided to do the best we could.”
Now, Patrick Mahomes has a chance to get a Super Bowl ring to add to his NFL MVP award.