Tagged: Willie Mays

Daily Minyan – July 18, 2009

On this date in 1970, Hall of Famer Willie Mays recorded

his 3,000th hit by singling against Expos pitcher Mike

Wegener.   He finished his career with 3,283 hits.

 

He was the first member of the 3,000 Hit Club to record

his 3,000 hit on the West Coast and the landmark hit

came just two months after fellow slugger Hank Aaron had

joined the Club.

  

Below is a brief summary of the game in which he

achieved this feat and the box score of the game.

 

 

 

Let’s see who in the Minyan made progress towards their

3,000th hit!

 

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers loss to the Astros on Friday.

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Brauny went 1-for-3, hit his 20th double of the year and was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati’s Bronson Arroyo in the fifth inning of the Reds’ 4-0 win Friday night. The ball hit Brauny in the left forearm and deflected across his hands, catching his right thumb. X-rays on Saturday found no fracture.  He was replaced in the field late in the game by Frank Catalanotto. His average held steady at .310.

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig earned his second win of the year and his career by pitching 2/3 of a scoreless inning in the A’s win over the Angels on Friday. He recorded two outs, one each in the sixth and seventh, for his first win since the A’s claimed him off waivers from Minnesota on May 20.  He lowered his ERA to 4.37. 

Craig has earned a Chai 5 and a pastrami sandwich for his effort!

 

 

 

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott didn’t pitch in the Rangers loss to the Twins on Friday.

 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Pirates 14-inning 2-1 victory over Giants on Friday.  He lowered his ERA to 3.24.

                   

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe didn’t play in the Rays 1-run win over the Royals on Friday.

 

Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-5, scored a run on Josh Hamilton’s 1st inning homer and stole his 19th base of the year in the Rangers loss to the Twins on Friday. He also took part in 4 double plays!!  The Rangers lead the majors in double plays with 104. His average is now at .249.

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t pitch in the Rockies win over the Padres on Friday.

 

Aaron Poreda, P – Chicago White Sox

Aaron didn’t pitch in the Chisox win over my O’s on Friday.

 

Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched 2/3 of an inning with mixed results against the Cardinals in the D-backs loss on Friday.  Although he recorded both of his outs on strikeouts, he walked two batters (with one of them being an intentional walk to Albert Pujols), gave up a hit and was charged with 2 earned runs.  His ERA rose to 6.32.  Ouch.

           

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

Youk went 1-for-3 on Friday against the Blue Jays, with his lone hit being a 2-run homer (#17) in the first inning.  In a big surprise, he also walked and then scored on a Big Papi double in the 5th inning.  Ergo, Youk was instrumental in 3 of the Sawx 4 runs in their 4-1 victory.   He raised his average to .299.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Youk

 

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Daily Minyan – May 28, 2009

 

May 28, 1946 –  The Washington Senators edge the New York Yankees 2-1 before 49,917 fans in the first night game at Yankee Stadium.

 

 

May 28, 1951 – After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his first major-league hit, a home run off Braves pitcher Warren Spahn. The Giants lose the game 4-1.

 

Willie playing stickball 

 

So, who used their “sticks” well or who didn’t let any sticks touch the ball?

 

Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in Wednesday’s win over the Rockies.  

 

Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 0-for-4, with a strikeout one day after getting hit on the wrist.  Ryan’s batting average fell to .315. 

 

Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s

Craig struck out the side in the 8th inning of the A’s loss to the Mariners on Wednesday!!!  He also lowered his ERA to 5.40. 

  

Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott had a well-deserved day of rest and is scheduled to pitch the second game of a double header Friday against the A’s.  

                 

John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch in Wednesday’s Pirates loss to the Cubbies.  

             

Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-3 and drove in 2 runs in Wednesday’s Rays’ loss to the Indians.  Although he is still below the Mendoza Line (.197 average), he gets a Chai 5 for finally contributing to the Rays offense!

 

  

 

 Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian went 1-for-4, with his lone hit being a 2-run homer (#13) which accounted for all of Texas’ runs in Wednesday’s Rangers loss to the Yanks. His average is now .282.

I’ve added this to Ian’s hat collection for his homer!

 

Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason is slated to pitch Friday.  

  

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 0-for-2, with a walk, but drove in a run (RBI #29) with a sac fly in the 3rd inning of Wednesday’s BoSox loss to the Twins. His average fell to .373.

 

                   

Macher (Big Shot) of the Day  –  Craig Breslow