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Jim Thome, Phillies: His homer against Toronto last Sunday made him the fourth player ever to hit at least 100 homers with three different...
Jim Thome, Phillies: His homer against Toronto last Sunday made him the fourth player ever to hit at least 100 homers with three different teams, joining Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson and Darrell Evans.
Phil Hughes, Yankees: Hughes has given up 19 homers, most in the majors, including four against the Braves on Wednesday. Of those, 13 have come in the Yankee Stadium bandbox.
Ex-Mariner of the week
R.A. Dickey, Mets: The knuckleballer, who went 5-8 with a 5.21 ERA for the Mariners in 2008, became the first player since 1900 to throw back-to-back one-hitters with at least 10 strikeouts.
"That base was nice to get. I'm going to have some great stuff in my Man Cave." — Chipper Jones being presented with the actual third base from his last start at Yankee Stadium.