And with a hospital band wrapped around his right wrist, Galvis celebrated by hitting a two-run home run in the team's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Despite only sleeping a couple hours because Nicole was born at 5:53 in the morning, Galvis swung at the first pitch he saw and hit a first-inning shot estimated at 417 feet into the second deck in right field off Ivan Nova (8-6).
Galvis reached base on a bunt single his next time up, then scored when Maikel Franco ripped a liner out to left to make it 4-0 in the third.
"It was a good day,'' Galvis said with a big smile. "Just trying to do one thing at a time.''
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Galvis homers on the day his daughter is born
After his daughter is born earlier in the day, Freddy Galvis smacks a two-run homer to right field in the first inning.