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Mets, Yankees Welcoming Honorary Bat Girls For Mother’s Day

Teams Using Pink Bats, Balls, Gloves To Raise Awareness

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – On this Mothers Day, Major League Baseball is once again going pink to raise aware awareness for breast cancer.

Every major league team has selected its own honorary bat girl for the day.

Yankees honorary bat girl Lisa Forte-Doyle and Mets honorary bat girl Nicole Malato sat down with CBS 2’s Dick Brennan on Sunday to talk about the honor and the cause.

They have both battled breast cancer.

Malato said her breast cancer has recurred.

“I think you learn early on you just got to be resilient and you just got to keep fighting and you’ve got to do it with a smile on your face,” she told Brennan.

Her book, titled “When Life Hands You Pink Lemons,” was written during her first battle with cancer.

“It really sort of changed my life, because I’m a lot healthier now than I was before the cancer,” Forte-Doyle told Brennan.

She added her prognosis is promising.

Forte-Doyle will serve as honorary bat girl next Sunday since the Yankees are on the road.

Players across baseball are wearing pink cleats, batting gloves and sweat bands. They’re swinging pink bats and using baseballs with pink stitching, and all teams have embroidered the breast cancer awareness ribbon on team uniforms for the day.

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