Stephen Piscotty's First At Bat After Bereavement Leave Was A Home Run

It’s been a tough few months for Oakland A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who was traded to the A’s from the Cardinals this offseason partly so he could spend more time with his mother Gretchen following her diagnosis with ALS. 

Gretchen passed away at 55 earlier this month, and Piscotty took some bereavement leave so he could attend her celebration of life. But his return to the team Tuesday night against the Red Sox was quite something, with his first at-bat ending in a home run over Fenway Park’s famed Green Monster wall in left field:

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