Suzy Bishop, the mother of Giants prospect Hunter Bishop and Mariners prospect Braden Bishop, died Saturday after a five-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 59 years old.
I will never miss anyone more. Heartbroken and sad, but you are now free and in a better place. I love you so much mom https://t.co/UEAxfdhVvv— Hunter Bishop (@_HunterBishop_) October 6, 2019
Bruce Bochy never will have the opportunity to manage Hunter, but the former Giants manager showed support for Bishop, San Francisco's top pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
Bochy's mother, Melrose, died of Alzheimer's in 2007. Clearly, the former skipper's words went a long way to the young Giants outfield prospect.
@BruceBochy so sorry to hear about your mom as well. It’s a horrible disease, would love nothing more then to include you in our 4MOM mission.— Hunter Bishop (@_HunterBishop_) October 8, 2019
Hunter and Braden have been raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research ever since Suzy was diagnosed in 2014. Braden began the 4MOM charity while he played at the University of Washington.
"He created it and it's totally his, but I'm definitely a big help and I'm trying to spread the word in Arizona as much as I can," Hunter said in 2017.
While the 4MOM charity will continue, Hunter and Braden are creating the "Suzy Bishop Memorial Grant" in their mother's honor.
In my Mom’s honor, we will be creating the “Suzy Bishop Memorial Grant”, which will be gifted once a year to a family affected by Alzheimer’s and it’s challenges.— Braden Bishop (@bradenbishop7) October 6, 2019
The Bishop brothers grew up in Palo Alto and were local star prep athletes before playing in college and going high in the MLB draft.