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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Notable Debuts in New York Baseball History

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The first 10 days of baseball season brought with it some local debuts, all with varying degrees of success. We had Curtis Granderson hitting a home run in his first at-bat as a Yankee, and Jason Bay and Rod Barajas making their first appearances with the Mets. Through the years, Tino Martinez was memorably booed, Jason Giambi had to hit a game-winning grand slam in the rain to be accepted by Yankee fans (until his body pretty much crumbled into dust from all that pesky steroid use) and Willie Mays homered in his first game with the Mets. Here are some other notable players acquired via free agency or trade throughout New York history and how they did in their first week or so with their new teams:

Babe Ruth (1920): The Bambino went 2 for 4 in his first game with the Yankees, a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia A’s. In his first 10 games with the team, he batted .257 (9 for 35) and drove in …

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