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John Mayberry Jr.: Welcome to the Big Leagues

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

What a great story. John Mayberry Jr., son of former major leaguer John Mayberry, forcefully un-tied today's Yankees-Phillies game in the fifth inning.

With two men on, Mayberry crushed an off-speed pitch to center field. His dad was in attendance, and with one fist pump in the air, celebrated his sons' great achievement. (Or did he?...Fox showed the same guy for five minutes after the homer and claimed it was his father—only to find out it was a regular old Phillies' fan...way to go, Fox.)

In his second at-bat in the major leagues, in Yankee Stadium nonetheless, Mayberry took Andy Pettitte deep. It was a three-run shot and made the game 4-1 in the fifth inning.

He came back to the bench and got t...

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