Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hadley Homers off the Bench

Chicago--July 16, 1960 "The ball is a blur as substitute first baseman, Kent Hadley, hits second of three home runs against the Tigers" Kent Hadley came off the bench, replacing the injured Moose Skowron, and hit home runs his first two times up. The Yankee bench immediately started referring to Skowron as Wally Pipp, the Yankee first baseman who in 1925 let a fellow named Gehrig take over for him at 1st base. You never saw a wrist heal so quick!"