Mother of A's Stephen Piscotty passes away

Gretchen Piscotty dies at 55 from ALS

Anna Kagarakis
May 07, 2018 - 9:54 am

Some heartbreaking news out of the Oakland A's organization, as the mother of outfielder Stephen Piscotty passed away Sunday night. She was 55 years old. Gretchen Piscotty was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.  

Stephen was traded to Oakland in the winter by the St. Louis Cardinals. He grew up in Pleasanton and went to Stanford, so coming back home to the Bay Area not only meant that he could play for his hometown team, but he could spend time with his mother and help with her care. 

Gretchen Piscotty is survived by her husband, Michael, and has two other sons Nick and Austin. 

Stephen Piscotty made his debut for the Cardinals in 2015 and finished the year hitting .305 in 63 games. Last season he missed games to be with his mother.   

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