Monday, August 11, 2014

Joel Youngblood's Feat

The Phillies announcers on today's Phillies-Mets game had an interesting trivia question.

What player had hits for two different teams, in two different cities, in the same day?  Somehow Jamie Moyer knew the answer:

I'll let Wikipedia tell the story:

On August 4, 1982, Youngblood became the only player in history to get hits for two different teams in two different cities on the same day. After Youngblood had driven in two runs with a single in the third inning for the Mets in an afternoon game at Wrigley field against the Chicago Cubs he was replaced in center field by Mookie Wilson, and traded to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later. Youngblood rushed to Philadelpia in order to be with his new team, and hit a seventh-inning single. Interestingly, the two pitchers he hit safely against, Ferguson Jenkins of the Cubs and Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, are both in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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