Jon Singleton gives first career MLB home run ball to his mom
Houston Astros first baseman Jon Singleton made his highly-anticipated MLB debut on Tuesday, the same day the team signed him to a historic contract that could be worth up to $35 million over eight years. Singleton made two errors early in the game and struck out in his first two at-bats, but he gave Astros fans a glimpse into the future with a towering home run in the eighth inning.
The ball landed in Houston’s bullpen, so Singleton was easily able to recover it. Like any 22-year-old should, he gave it to his mom.
“He’s put in the hard work, he’s been very devoted and dedicated,” Singleton’s mother Sherry told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. “He’s been rewarded by the fruits of his labor, and we are grateful.”
Singleton said he gives all of his sports keepsakes to his mother, which is probably a smart idea. Moms always manage to keep that stuff safer than we can.
Last week, we criticized Singleton for writing a couple of dumb things on Twitter. Hopefully someone within the Astros organization spoke to him about that, because we all got a sample of the type of potential he has during Houston’s win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Astros desperately need someone to be the face of their struggling franchise.
H/T Big League Stew