Derek Holland paid tribute to Rangers fan Sister Frances on the mound after she passed away
She was known to every Rangers fan, broadcaster and player -- always banging her drum from her seat behind home plate. She was Sister Frances Evans, a nun and Texas superfan, who passed away at the age of 90 on Friday.
Though he's now a White Sox, and was pitching in Kansas City on Sunday,
And then, as he has written "Granny" on the back of the mound since his grandmother passed away in Spring Training, Holland added Sister Frances' name.
"She was at every single game," Holland told MLB.com's Scott Merkin. "She always had a drum, she would always beat it. It was really cool as a player to hear that -- you knew it was her. Unfortunately, she passed away and I wanted to make sure she got the recognition she deserved. Obviously I'm on a different team but respect is where it's made and she deserves that. My prayers are up with her family and everyone affected by it."
"I wish I could have done a better job today for her but this is how the game is," Holland said after pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing three runs in Chicago's 5-4 loss. "The main thing is to pay respect to her family and her friends and all those around her."