Fun! Fireworks! FANTASTIC! Five Fun Facts (about the new Yankees)
July 19, 2021
Yes. Yes! YES!!!
This is what I am talking about.
The last two games against the Red Sox were FUN!
And it wasn’t just because the Yankees won. It was because there was energy and excitement and enthusiasm. This is what youth brings.
Why were the “Next Man Up” Yankees so much fun? Because this is what they brought.
Why were the “Savages in the Box” Yankees so much fun? Because this is what they brought.
I hope this continues. It’s fun to watch players having fun – giving their all, playing their best, playing for keeps.
This photo (from Getty Images) is one of the best I have seen in a long time. (It was featured in 12,000 Words earlier today, but it deserves a second look.) You can see the energy, enthusiasm, determination, and passion for the game in the expressions of the players. This is baseball as I like it!Embed from Getty Images
This is fun.
But who are these guys?
Here are Five Fun Facts About The New Yankees:
CHRIS GITTENS – The Yankees young powerful first baseman was also a pitcher in high school. During his high school years, he threw three no-hitters and a perfect game!
GREG ALLEN – While attending school at San Diego State, Allen’s coach was Tony Gwynn.
TREY AMBURGEY – After high school, he was not drafted to a Division I school, so instead, he went to St. Petersburg Junior College.
HOY JUN PARK – Drafted out of South Korea in 2014, he slowly made his way through the Yankees’ minor league system. He has learned English through talking with his teammates rather than using a translator.
RYAN LA MARRE – The Yankees are the 6th Major League team he has played for after appearing the the big leagues with the Cincinnati Reds (21 games), Boston Red Sox (5 games), Oakland A’s (3 games), Minnesota Twins (57 games), and Chicago White Sox (33 games).
ALSO – UNIFORM NUMBER NEWS!
Chris Gittens is the first Yankee to ever wear #92.
Trey Amburgey is the first Yankee to ever wear #95.
Hoy Jun Park is the first Yankee to ever wear #98.