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Daily Minyan – May 25, 2009

On May 25, 1935  Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs

at Pittsburgh. The final one, home run number 714 , is the first to clear

 the right field grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at

600 feet.

 

 

 

The pitcher who gave up Ruth’s final two homers, numbers

 713 and 714, was Guy Bush.

In this letter, written to a fan on May 21, 1966, Bush recalls his greatest

 personal moment and reveals his feeling about giving up The Babe’s

 final blasts

 

On Sunday, a couple boychiks did their best Babe imitation.  Read on to see who it was!  

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in Sunday’s loss to the Angels. 

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 1-for-4 in the Brewers loss to the Twins. His batting average fell to .333. 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig didn’t pitch in the  A’s win over the D-Backs.  

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott had a well-deserved day of rest.  

 

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless 8th inning, and earned his 3rd win of the year, against no losses, in the Pirates win over the ChiSox on Sunday. In doing so, he lowered his ERA to 4.95.

 

  

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in Sunday’s extra-inning loss to the Marlins.

 

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-5 on Sunday, but that one hit was solo homer, his 12th of the year.  He also recorded his 33rd RBI.

 

 

                      

Ian’s home run trot

  

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason also earned a day of rest 

 

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of  his wife.  My prayers are with him. 

 

                

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox

Youk went 1-for-4 on Sunday, hitting a 3-run homer (#7), walked and scored 2 runs in the BoSox win over Mets. His average fell slightly to .383.

 

Youk has earned a Chai 5 for that effort!

 

                             

                  

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  John Grabow

               

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