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
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
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