Joel Youngblood, a man who succeeds every day on two different teams

A player plays two different teams every day. in two different cities. Of course, this rarely happens. However, in Major League Baseball’s long history, only one person has achieved this “rare record.” Joel Youngblood was an outfielder who played for the Mets and Giants from the late 1970s to the 1980s, and was selected to the only All-Star Game of his career in 1981. Matt Monaghan, a reporter for MLB’s official website, reviewed the “rare record” with comments from Young Blood himself.

On August 4, 1982, the day started as usual for Young Blood (then the Mets). It’s not without trade rumors, as it plans to become a free agent after the season, but the trade can’t be done on its own. “I’m just trying to do my best,” said Young Blood, who started as a “third midfielder” in the starting lineup with the Cubs at Wrigley Field and was a great pitcher in Game 2 . The third game. Jenkins won by two points in time.

However, Young Blood would retire in turn with Mookie Wilson at the start of the second half of the 4th. A deal with Expos (now Nationals) has been finalized. “It was fun to trade in the middle of the game,” recalls Young Blood, but the Mets general manager Frank Cashen tried to close the trade before the game. However, there was a problem with the phone line and the transaction was not timely. After the trade, Expos asked him to play, and because there weren’t enough players, Young Blood rushed to Philadelphia, where Expos would take on the Phillies.

The Mets are a day game in Chicago, and the Expo is a night game in Philadelphia. Xue Xue packed up, took a shower, changed clothes, took a taxi back to the hotel, packed up again, paid the money, and took a taxi to the airport. But here he realizes he forgot to grab Wrigley Field. I came back to pick up my 14 year old grapple and headed to the airport again. It was 9:30 p.m. when I got on a plane from Philadelphia International Airport to Veterans Stadium.

Young Blood, who immediately changed into Team Expo uniforms, was called out five minutes later by Jim Fanning: “Come early, it’s your turn.” Participated in “Right Wing 2” instead (playing in the ocean). He was the only hitter without a second base runner in the first half of the 7th inning, and his left hand, Steve Carlton, hit the infield to second. Carlton had 8 hits and 4 runs, one of which was released by Young Blood, who had just transferred.

“It was a long day,” Young Blood said. “I went to the stadium at 8 a.m. and couldn’t go home until 12 p.m. No one knew how hard it was to move. I was asked to do it,” he recalls. “I don’t think my name is going to go away. I think this record will go on forever. It’s hard for anyone to break that record,” he said proudly from his Arizona home.

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