Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Say-Hey Kid

Although Jason Heyward had two hits today and may be coming out of his slump, the title is not a typo; it's a reference to HOF'er Willie Mays (for all you kiddies out there who have never heard of him). As I am looking back at the 1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves cards, along with their 2010 Topps Heritage Braves, I would be terribly remiss in failing to mention that Mays hit 4 home runs against Milwaukee on this date in 1961 (April 30). By clubbing the four homers, Mays became only the ninth player in Major League history to reach that feat.
























Twenty-Five years later, on July 6, 1986, Atlanta Brave Bob Horner would join that exclusive club against the Montreal Expos, becoming only the eleventh major leaguer to hit four in a game (and only the second to do so when his team loses).


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