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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The King attends his 7,500th professional baseball game at Yankee Stadium!‏

On Friday night May 30th, the King aka Michael Casiano added another personal milestone to his resume. That night he saw his 7,500th professional baseball game in his lifetime. The Yankees played the Twins that night in the Bronx. Ironically his first baseball game was also at Yankee Stadium but that was the Old Stadium on May 26, 1963. He saw his first Met game on May 30th which was Memorial Day that year. His father took him then. It was bittersweet because the Yankees are the team he hates the most. He's been a Met fan since day one.

King's 7,500th Professional Baseball Game
As for the game we saw, the Twins used the long ball thanks to right fielder Oswaldo Arcia ‎ who hit a solo home run to give them an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. The Yankees answered back with a run scoring double by Jacoby Ellsbury to tie the game at one in the bottom of the third inning. The Twins responded with three more in the top of the fourth inning as left fielder Josh Willingham gave the Twins the lead for good with a lead off homer to make it a 2-1 game. Oswaldo Arcia hit a single & third baseman Trevor Plouffe belted a two run homer to give the Twins a 4-1 lead. They tacked on two more runs in the top of the eighth inning as they went on to beat the Yankees, 6-1. As a result, the King got to celebrate his special occasion the way he wanted to. 

After the game, we went to Donovan's Pub in Queens to celebrate in style. Our pal Bryan Gilligan drove us there. We wound up meeting up with the King's brother Charlie Casiano & our good friend Frank Anichiarico aka Duck. It turned out to be a memorable night indeed.

Stay tuned for a special post that will highlight the first week of June at Yankee Stadium.

Thank you for reading & following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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