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Last of the Bare-handed Batters
Edited by Kostya Kennedy
May 23, 2005
Vladimir Guerrero
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May 23, 2005

Last Of The Bare-handed Batters

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Mets First baseman

MIENTKIEWICZ (.216) recalls a painful at bat during an early-season game at Yankee Stadium when he played for the Twins in 2003. "It was snowing, and I went out with batting gloves on," he said. "[ Yankees catcher] Jorge Posada, who doesn't wear batting gloves, called me a choice word, and he got in my head. I took the gloves off, and I hit one off the end of the bat. [Posada] was laughing at me when I got to first because he saw how much pain I was in."

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