In a week in which Americans honor their fathers, we asked athletes around the country to submit a family photo—old or new—and send along a message to Dad
"Thanks for the love, discipline, wisdom and knowledge."
Giants manager Dusty Baker with his father, Johnnie
"Whatever I accomplish in this game will be because of you. I owe everything to you."
Mets catcher Todd Hundley with his father, Randy
"Thanks for everything you have done. I love you."
Twins pitcher Mike Trombley with his father, Ray
"Your love and support has given me the strength to become who I am."
U.S. Olympic hockey player Cammi Granato with her father, Don, and her brother Donny
"Thanks for all your support through the years."
White Sox pitcher Mike Sirotka with his father, Mike
"Dad, you are the Great One."
Sabres right wing Rob Ray with his father, John
"Thanks for being the best dad anyone could ever ask for."
Devil Rays third baseman Wade Boggs with his father, Winfield
"Dad, I hope I'm half the father to C.J. that you are to me."
Dodgers pitcher Jim Bruske with his father, Frank, and son, C.J.
"Thanks for everything, Dad."
Twins infielder Brent Gates with his father, Robert