Patrick Mahomes II is a star on the rise. A quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes II was the star of the 2020 Super Bowl Win. He put on quite the show after covering a 10-point deficit to stun the San Francisco 49ers 31-20. Following the win, Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to win three games after trailing by 10 or more points in a single postseason. A league MPV last year and a Super Bowl MVP, Mahomes II became one of three quarterbacks to hoist a Lombardi Trophy before their 25th birthday. While much is known about Mahomes II, little is known about his parents. In this article, we take a closer look at the parents of Patrick Mahomes II.
Father: Patrick Mahomes Sr.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. is an African-American, who also played in the MLB back in the day. He played for six MLB teams from 1992 to 2003 and was a solid relief pitcher for the team. During his career in the MLB, Patrick played for teams including the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirate.
Patrick made his debut for the Minnesota Twins on the 4th of April 1992. He stayed with the twins until 1996 and appeared in a total of 114 games. After a 4-year run with the Twins, Patrick decided to move to Boston Red Sox and spent a single season. After being released by the Red Sox in 1997, Patrick moved Yokohama BayStars of Nippon Pro Baseball. He arrived at the mid of the 1997 season and pitched for them in 1998. He was signed up by New York Mets in 1998 and pitched for two seasons, after which he was a free agent. In 2001, Patrick played for Texas Rangers but moved to Chicago Cubs in 2002, and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2003. He retired from MLB with a 42-39 win/loss record, an ERA of 5.47, and 452 strikeouts.
Calling time on his MLB career, Patrick moved to minor leagues and played from 2003 to 2008. He played for Nashville Sounds, Las Vegas 51s, Long Island Ducks, Sioux Falls Canaries, Toronto Blue Jays, Sioux Falls, and Grand Prairie.
While Patrick is incredibly proud of his son, he first thought that his son would take up baseball.
“If I was a betting man back then, I would’ve made a bet that he was going to do baseball. I know that he could’ve made it to the big leagues. Some of the guys he played with in high school, they made it to the big leagues and he was every bit as good as they were. I think he had a chance, but I think now he made a good choice. If he had just focused on the mound, we’d be talking about somebody throwing 94-95. How he throws a football is a lot like how he throws a baseball.”
Mother: Randi Martin
While Randi Martin was never directly involved in sports, she played a big part in Patrick Holmes II’s career. She made sure her son went to college and taught him humility along the way. She believed in her son all the way and never had a moment of doubt.
“I knew he’d be a professional athlete when he was 7. I’m serious. There was never a question to him, and I knew he had the talent.”
Even though Randi and Patrick Holmes Sr. divorced when Holmes II was quite young, the pair always made sure that they were there for their son.