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Bud's first Yankees home run was the stuff of childhood dreams

Bader The first American Guy home run stuff childhood dream

NEW YORK — There were more questions than answers at the start of Harrison Budd’s career with the Yankees.

Bader debuts at Yankee Clubhouse with new haircut and walking boots on August 2 The last-minute trade deadline for the Cardinals has not been suitable for a Cardinals acquisition since June 26. While homegrown starter Jordan Montgomery made an immediate impact on St. Louis, Bud had to wait for his injured right foot to heal and have the opportunity to contribute to the team he grew up supporting.

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In a twist of fortune, Montgomery’s National League Central champion Cardinals made a quick exit in the playoffs and were beaten last weekend in St. Louis The low-seeded Phillies swept. Bud’s playoff game with the AL East champion Yankees has yet to begin.

But when it happened Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, 26-year-old Bronxville, N.Y. native probably couldn’t think of a better way to start.

With Yankees 1st in AL Divisional Series Trailing by a run in the third inning of the game, Bud hit his first homer of his pinstripe tenure, a tie-breaker in response to Steven Kwan’s solo shot at the top of the frame. In his first career playoff long ball, Bud well-timed Cleveland starter Karl Cantrill into left midfield to help the Yankees go 4-1 in a best-of-five opener Defeat the Guard.

This also makes Bud a member of Yankees history The first to have his first career home run on the team appeared in the playoffs. He made sure to immerse himself in what he received from 28, 807, he packed the house for the club’s first playoff game in the Bronx because 30.

“It’s the energy that comes from the fans, which is amazing,” Bud said. “When you have such an incredible fan base, those rabid fans who are as eager to win as the Yankees fans are, it’s almost like you’re playing with them on the court. When you’re in the dugout, they’re there On your team, you feel the pressure because your opponent strikes twice. It’s part of the city’s history of victories.”

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Growing up in nearby Bronxville and playing games at Old Yankee Stadium across the street, Bud knew a lot about that history. He also joined in another way on Tuesday, becoming the sixth New Yorker to hit a home run by the Yankees in the playoffs, adding his name to a list that includes Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodri Among the standouts are Gus, Raul Ibanez, Phil Rizzuto and Joe Pepitone.

However, more important to him is Its meaning in context of the team’s legendary past, but in the Yankees’ quest to capture since 28 The moment of the first World Series title, said Budd standing in the stands when he was a teenager.

That’s why Bud is trying to control his Emotions, running almost at full speed as the ball flew out of the park, despite the presence of his mum, dad, sister and quite a few friends. It’s a style of play that one of his Florida coaches, Brad Weitzel, taught him to be “indifferent” on the court in order to focus on the task at hand.

This is in line with the mantra he reminded himself throughout his recovery Similar, culminated in his September debut 19, just two weeks before the regular season.

“I want to show them why I got that A uniform, there’s no doubt about that,” Budd said. “The most important thing is that when I’m ready to play and I’m fit, I’m ready to play. It takes time. But I can assure you, it’s definitely worth it. … Now we’re in a me Feeling in a good position, we’re in the playoffs, and I have everything to look forward to.”

With a big moment, Bard has started to focus more. After all, for him, this is just the beginning.

“In October, finally in November, and It’s a long way off, and I’ll save all these emotions for later,” Budd said. “But there’s no question that it’s special.”




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