May 15, 2012
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Only 268 other players in Major League Baseball history had done what Placido Polanco had done.
The bat signed by Placido Polanco he gave to the fan who caught his 2,000th hit. (Photo via Ryan Petzar/97.3 ESPN).
But not many did it the way Polanco did last night.
In the 8th inning of the Phillies 5-1 win over Houston, Polanco took Astros pitcher David Carpenter deep to left-center field for his first home run of the season. It was also hit number 2,000 for Polanco.
One lucky fan (via PhilliesNation.com) got to share a piece of the history created from Polanco’s bat. Ryan McCoy of Pottstown, PA caught Polanco’s historic ball, and immediately gave the ball back to Polanco.
Polanco wasn’t going to let the fan walk away empty-handed, signing a bat for him (but with the wrong date on the barrel, as seen in the photo).
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