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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

History is made

For the first time in baseball history, two native Delawareans batted cleanup on the same day. Kevin Mench batted fourth for the Brewers in their game against the Colorado Rockies. Mench went 0 for 4 with a strikeout as the Rockies edged the Brewers 4-2.

John Mabry fared better in his role as the cleanup hitter. Despite the Cubs losing to the Diamondbacks 15-4, Mabry hit a pair of singles in four at bats, striking out once.

Mench's homer the other night came in the #4 spot of the batting order. This was the first home run a Delawarean had hit batting cleanup since Randy Bush smacked a pair in the Minnesota Twins 19-3 thrashing of the Texas Rangers on May 20, 1989. Bush set the native Delawarean record for runs batted in in a game that day with eight.


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