MARC LAWRENCE: ONE BITTERSWEET INDEPENDENCE DAY


July 4… A Day of Infamy on One Occasion
It was Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939 when Gehrig’s number 4 was the first ever to be retired. After emcee Sid Mercer informed the sell-out crowd the man of the hour was too moved to speak, Gehrig changed his mind when Skipper Joe McCarthy encouraged him, and he went on to deliver the keynote address in baseball history, describing himself as “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” RIP, Lou.

Today’s MLB History Book

Atlanta: Soroka 5-0 $ career vs. NL East … Dodgers: Ryu 5-1 $ home career vs Padres … Kansas City: Bailey 0-7 $ home in July … CWS: Nova 6-1 $ home in July … Oakland: Fiers 10-1 $ home in July … St. Louis Wacha 6-1 $ in July.

All Star Arm

Pitchers named to the MLB All Star game have often struggled in starts upon the announcement of earning a berth on the squad right up until the All Star game itself. When Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo takes on Milwaukee today he well do so knowing he’s dropped four straight games to the Brewers. He is also 1-6 in his day starts this season. With Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff 8-0 in his division team-starts the past two seasons, we’re putting the arm on Castillo today.
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