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September 7 – Happy Birthday Darren Bragg

The first player to do it was pitcher Bob Friend, back in 1966. The last guy to do it was infielder, Angel Berroa, who accomplished it during the 2009 season. In between them, sixteen other guys who at one time played baseball for a Big Apple team have done it during their Major League careers including today’s Pinstripe Birthday celebrant, Darren Bragg. Bragg was born in Waterbury, CT, on September 7, 1969 and is the only member of the Yankee’s all-time roster to celebrate his birthday on this date. He broke into the big leagues with Seattle, in 1994. The Red Sox acquired him from the Mariners in 1996 and he was a starter in the Boston outfield for the next two-and-a-half seasons. In all, he played for nine teams during his 11 year career in the Majors, including the Yankees, in 2001. The Yankees released him before the end of that season. So the question remains, what feat did Friend, Berroa, Bragg and fifteen other players accomplish during their Major League careers? Each of them appeared in games for both the Yankees and Mets during the same regular season.

Bragg shares his September 7th birthday with this first woman play-by-play announcer in Yankee broadcast history.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2001 NYY 5 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
11 Yrs 916 2835 2461 341 627 145 14 46 260 56 304 570 .255 .340 .381 .721
BOS (3 yrs) 340 1315 1144 154 302 78 6 20 136 21 139 240 .264 .346 .395 .741
SEA (3 yrs) 129 426 359 60 90 18 2 10 39 17 53 77 .251 .351 .396 .747
ATL (2 yrs) 213 421 374 55 96 20 3 3 24 7 37 90 .257 .329 .350 .680
NYM (1 yr) 18 63 57 4 15 6 0 0 5 3 4 23 .263 .323 .368 .691
COL (1 yr) 71 169 149 16 33 7 1 3 21 4 17 41 .221 .296 .342 .638
STL (1 yr) 93 325 273 38 71 12 1 6 26 3 44 67 .260 .369 .377 .746
SDP (1 yr) 9 9 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143 .333 .143 .476
CIN (1 yr) 38 103 94 11 18 3 1 4 9 1 8 29 .191 .255 .372 .627
NYY (1 yr) 5 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/17/2013.

January 27- Happy Birthday Angel Berroa

Berroa was awful during his 21-game, early-part-of-the-season tenure with the Yankees in 2009. This Dominican’s best years were spent with the Royals. In fact, he was the 2003 AL Rookie of the Year with Kansas City, when he hit .287, smacked 17 home runs, stole 21 bases and drove in 87 runs as the team’s first-year starting shortstop. With New York during their championship season, he was hitting just .136 when he was released that July. He was quickly picked up by the Mets, enabling him to finish his 2009 season in the same city it began.

Berroa shares his birthday with this former Yankee pitcher and this one and this one too.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2009 NYY 21 24 22 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 .136 .174 .182 .356
9 Yrs 746 2807 2575 329 665 118 21 46 254 50 117 460 .258 .303 .374 .677
KCR (7 yrs) 627 2496 2300 293 606 103 20 45 235 50 94 407 .263 .305 .384 .689
NYM (1 yr) 14 31 27 4 4 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 .148 .233 .185 .419
LAD (1 yr) 84 256 226 26 52 13 1 1 16 0 20 41 .230 .304 .310 .614
NYY (1 yr) 21 24 22 6 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 .136 .174 .182 .356
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/29/2014.