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VIDEO: Mayberry’s Historic Night

(Philly Daily News)

(Philly Daily News)

If you don’t get jacked up watching this, you lack a pulse. What a night it was for John Mayberry Jr. It was so good that he became the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two home runs in extra innings with one being a grand slam.

According to David Vincent from Retrosheet, there are only five other players in the history of the game who have homered twice in extras.

Ralph Garr ATL NL 05/17/1971

Willie Kirkland CLE AL 06/14/1963 G2

Art Shamsky CIN NL 08/12/1966

Vern Stephens SLA AL 09/29/1943 G1

Mike Young BAL AL 05/28/1987

Pretty amazing night. Watch this over and over.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ken Bland

    June 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Thought Raul did it last year, but I guess if he’s not on the list, his first one must have been B9. His 2nd was definitely B12/ Post season, too (I think) V Baltimore. Least as I remember it.

    • Keith

      June 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Raul’s first one was bottom 9. I thought the same until the talking heads in ESPN corrected it.

  2. Dave P

    June 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

    MAYBS RUTH

  3. Bob D

    June 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Was that Carols Ruiz in LF grandstands that caught the HR ball?

  4. Chuck A.

    June 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

    In the picture it looks like Galvis is trying to stick his foot in Mayberry’s ass.

  5. Ken Bland

    June 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

    On the one hand, the inclination is to give Homerberry extra credit above the others for marking the milestone off the bench, smashing his first dinger as a pinch hitter, no small task.

    However, it turns out Mike Young did the same thing in his venture. He pinch hit for Jim Dwyer as a DH. However, the difficulty of Young’s achievement was offset by the ease of having accomplished it against the Angel’s managerial presence of one forever cursed Genius Mauch. It completely figures that a guy off the bench hitting 2 extra inning shots would be hard, but with Gene Mauch deciding who and if they would pitch to him, he don’t even belong in the group. Ben Rever coud amost homer off a Gene Mauch led opponent. That game, point demonstrated, was the Halo’s 6th straight loss. Wally Joyner played in that game.

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