Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife Stephanee lost their son less than one day after his birth.
In a heart wrenching tweet sent out early this morning, Pat notified his followers that his boy, Gehrig John Neshek, had died for reasons unknown.
"Please pray for my family. Tonight my wife & I lost our first & only son 23 hours after he was born with no explanation," he wrote.
This tragic announcement comes on the heels of Pat’s Athletics completing an awe-inspiring rise up the AL West standings – a rise that culminated with them ending the regular season atop the division. Of course, this tragedy puts that accomplishment in perspective.
Yahoo! Sports compiled a list of tweets that chronicles the various states of emotion that the Neshek family went through over the past 24 hours. Check them out below.
Obviously everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with the family in this undoubtedly difficult time.
(Kudos Yahoo! Sports)