In what was supposed to be a day of celebration for Pat Neshek, turned into a nightmare and a day of sorrow.
Just hours after the Oakland A's vitory over the Texas Rangers giving them an improbable AL West crown, pitcher Pat Neshek's newborn son unexpectedly died.
Gehrig John Neshek died less than 24 hours after his birth. Neshek tweeted, "Please pray for my family.Tonight my wife & I lost our first & only son 23 hours after he was born with no explanation." (@PatNeshek)
The Athletics said in a statement, "Our hearts go out to Pat and Stephanee and we share in their sorrow of losing their young son. The entire A's organization will keep the Neshek family in our prayers and thoughts, as they try to come to grips with this tragic occurrence in their lives."
Just earlier in the day, Neshek had posted a picture of mother, son, and himself to let everyone know that he did indeed make it back to Florida in time to witness the birth of his son.