- Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:08 PM
- Written By: Yankees Diaries
Today's live blog is dedicated to Charlie Hayes, former Phillies and Yankees third baseman with two great claims to fame.
Hayes caught the last out in the 1996 World Series, a foul pop by Mark Lemke, ending the Yankees' 18-year championship drought. Four years earlier, he was immortalized in a Seinfeld episode. It was Hayes' first season in the Bronx since being traded from the Phillies. Kramer, attending a Yanks-Orioles games with Elaine and George, let him know about expectations from the get-go:
"You better catch here it here, Charlie, 'cause this ain't Philadelphia!!!"
"Hey, .230 ain't gonna cut it in this town, babe!!!"