Mother's Day a family affair for Blue Jays' Buehrle

Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle will be behind home plate when his mom, Pat, throws out the ceremonial...

Blue Jays' Mark Buehrle will be behind home plate when his mom, Pat, throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Sunday. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:56 PM ET

Drew Hutchison throws the first pitch for the Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

And nine minutes before that, Pat Buehrle will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to her son, Mark Buehrle.

The two have combined for 192 career wins, plus two in post-season play — all by Mark.

Pat has been to Mark’s basement in St. Charles, Mo., to practice her delivery.

“I did OK the first couple, my husband John paced off the distance to about 40 feet,” Pat said. “After the first few, I’d throw one wild over there and the next one was way over there.”

Said John: “I’ve seen Justin Verlander throw a ball high before, Mark too.”


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