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New York Yankees: The Five Greatest Mother’s Day Performances

2. Johnny Damon Drills Go-Ahead Three-Run Homer- May 10, 2009

Johnny Damon lifted the Yankees to a series victory on Mother’s Day seven years ago thanks to a go-ahead three-run “Johnny Rocket” in Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.

Damon’s homer came on a 3-2 off Orioles’ closer Jim Johnson and it was the team-leading ninth home run and 25th RBI of 2009.

The homer using the famous pink bat was his fifth homer of that week in which he batted .419 (13-for-31). That week, the Yankee left fielder had at least one extra-base hit in every game.

That year, Mother’s day was a little special for him as his Mom was recovering from an infection and a cyst in her lungs suffered in April.


“She’s doing great,” Damon told Hoch. “For the most part, I think moms are in our minds all the time. My mom has meant so much to me and the way that I was raised. I always have a good feeling about her.”
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