Brewers minor league pitcher, Freddy Peralta, gets Mother's Day surprise
Parents, player elated after big league call up
11:28 AM, May 15, 2018
Freddy Peralta's parents had never seen the 21-year-old minor leaguer pitch as a professional, so this Mother's Day they planned to take a trip from their native Dominican Republic to Colorado Springs, where Peralta was schedule to start for the Brewers' AAA affiliate Sky Sox.
"When I called and told them the news, they couldn't hold it in," Peralta said via translator. "They were very emotional and crying. It was awesome."
With help from translator Carlos Brizuela, #Brewers pitching prospect Freddy Peralta talks about having parents on hand for MLB debut Sunday. Never seen him pitch professionally. pic.twitter.com/HoFI8dXF34