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Pat Neshek was back on the mound just three days after the tragic passing of his newborn son. Neshek came in for the A's in relief and pitched two-thirds of an inning of hitless baseball with one strikeout in the seventh inning in the ALDS against Detroit. Neshek's son, Gherig John, was born on Oct. 2 and died suddenly just 23 hours later. The cause of death is still unknown. Neshek was named to the playoff roster despite the tragedy. Neshek told the San Francisco Chronicle that it was his wife Stephanee's idea to keep pitching. "As soon as I...
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DETROIT -- The official attendance for Game 1 of the Tigers-Athletics series was 43,323.
Pat Neshek is convinced that there was at least one more.
Pitching just three days after the death of his newborn son, Neshek entered Saturday's game in the seventh inning with two runners on and one out.
Fighting overpowering emotions, he nearly got Omar Infante to ground into an inning...
Pat Neshek, a pitcher for the Oakland A’s, had his newborn son, Gehrig John Neshek, pass away 23 hours after his birth on October 4th. Despite the death, Neshek pitched one day later when the A’s played the Tigers in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Although the A’s lost 3-1, they welcomed back Neshek by wearing patches with the initials “GJN” in honor of Neshek’s newly deceased...
Oakland A's pitcher Pat Neshek threw 2/3 of an inning last night in his return to the mound after the tragic death of his newborn son Wednesday, Gehrig John Neshek. Athletics players wore a GJN patch...
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