Normally, Melvin Mora's story gets told on Father's Day. He has 6-year-old quintuplets. Add his wife's 11-year-old daughter, whom they raise, and Mora is baseball's equivalent of Mike Brady.
"You should talk about the women in my life," he said.
OK. But where to start? There are two pillars, and it's not like Mora can choose a favorite, not on Mother's Day. This is a time to appreciate both: Felipa, the mother who raised him, and Gisel, the mother of his children. Mora figures the best way, aside from a gift and the promise of continued love, is to tell his story through them.
So it begins somewhere in the middle, in a hospital, where Gisel is bleeding and convinced she has lost her twins. She and Melvin met in 1997 in New Orleans, where he played Triple-A ball, and married three years later in New York. Gisel wanted more kids, and she underwent fertility treatment. Doctors thought she was carrying twoRead More »from Melvin Mora's many Moras