New York Mets Star Eduardo Escobar Made a Huge Promise to His Mother at 14 After Seeing Her Cry

Published 05/09/2022, 7:00 AM EDT

Apart from being a brilliant player on the plate, the New York Mets star Eduardo Escobar is also one of the nicest human beings. His journey from an ordinary boy of Venezuela to playing for an MLB team is truly very special.

Mothers are very special to everyone. However, in Eduardo’s case, he would not have been playing baseball if not for his mother. Major League Baseball celebrates mother’s day in a special way. To spread awareness for breast cancer, players all around the league wear pink uniforms and accessories, including bats and gloves.

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On this mother’s day, let’s talk about Eduardo Escobar, and how his mother became a source of inspiration for the Mets star and inspired him to become a professional baseball player.

Eduardo Escobar is a son that every mother deserves

Talking about the inspirational journey of Eduardo, Steve Gelbs of SNY narrated his story on the occasion of mother’s day. In Gelbs’ words, “no mother has been more of a motivating factor than Eduardo’s mother.” Because the Mets star has grown up in extreme poverty in Venezuela. To make it worse, his father left them when he was still a toddler.

His father left the family when he was just a toddler,” Gelbs said. “Leaving Eduardo’s mother to raise and provide for a family of six, five children all by herself…”

Once, when Eduardo was 13 or 14, he saw his mother crying. To take care of six people on her own, she was devastated. And Eduardo could not see his mother like that. As per Gelbs, on that day, Eduardo made a promise to his mother that he will take care of his family by becoming a professional baseball player.

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“One time when he was about 13 or 14, he does not remember exactly. He showed up at the house. He saw his mother crying,” Gelbs narrated. “She was so overwhelmed, so exhausted, and could not do it anymore. He made her a promise on that day he would become a professional baseball player and would take care of her and never have to work again.”

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Today, Eduardo is an integral part of the New York Mets. Most importantly, he kept the promise that he made to his mother.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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