Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes inherited his throwing arm from his father. The elder Pat Mahomes was a Mets relief pitcher in 1999 and 2000. During his first season in New York, Mahomes had an 8-0 record with 39 appearances and a 3.68 ERA. He also pitched in four postseason games. “I had been playing about six years in the big leagues and never really had a defined role of what I was going to do,” Mahomes said about joining the Mets. “I pitched in starting, a little bit of relief. Bobby [Valentine] was really just the first guy to have all the trust in me. He used me in the 1st inning, he used me in the 8th inning, he used me in the 9th inning. He just told me to be ready to pitch, so it worked out great for us.” That year, the Mets advanced to the NLCS for the first time since 1988.
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