It’s been a year to zig and zag as necessary to keep moving forward. This has been a year where many of us have gotten better at embracing change, so I’m sharing with you the story of major league baseball player, Joel Youngblood. On August 4, 1982, Joel was playing for the New York Mets in a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. He had a hit in that game which the Mets won 7-4. After the game, Joel found out he had been traded to the Montréal Expos who were playing a night game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Expos were short players and asked if he could make it to Philadelphia. Joel said yes. After turning back to Wrigley Field because he had forgotten his glove, Joel boarded a flight to Philadelphia. He entered the game in the 6th inning and got to the plate in the top of the 7th. With a base hit, he became the only player in MLB history to have 2 hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day. If that wasn’t enough, the hits came against Hall of Fame pitchers Steve Carlton and Ferguson Jenkins.
I’m sure there will still be some fireworks to be seen from a distance on New Year’s Eve. Smithsonian wrote this very interesting article with 14 fun facts about fireworks:
I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday with some time to relax!
Source: The sporting News https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/joel-youngblood-two-hits-for-two-teams-same-day-1982-mets-expos/jtp9kadw3r171hdjti066djrh
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