Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, June 13, 2014

Derrick May & Dave May, Jr: What We Think About When We Think About Dad

DAVID MAY, JR.: Toward the end of his career, Dad tended to be more of a fourth or fifth outfielder, but he gained this reputation for being one of the greatest batting practice hitters in the game. I mean, from what his friends and ex-teammates have told me and what we remember, whenever he wanted to turn it on, Dad turned it on. One of those times was during the All-Star Game in Venezuela. Dave Parker was down there, too. This was during the 1976/1977 offseason. Parker was on the verge of becoming the superstar we all know. So, of the ten players in the contest, it comes down to Cobra and Dad. They go back and forth and Dad finds himself down by seven dingers. He gets into the batters’ box, sets and just goes off on it. He must’ve hit like 15 home runs in a row. Wins the Home Run Derby. It was really here where I understood what guys were saying about his batting practice prowess.

djordan Posted: June 13, 2014 at 02:14 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brewers, mlb

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: June 13, 2014 at 05:31 PM (#4725434)
Thanks for this. I have affection for ballplayers that came out of Delaware, and Derrick May went to high school in my hometown.
   2. Jose Canusee Posted: June 14, 2014 at 06:55 PM (#4726157)
There are a couple of anecdotes about the brothers using the memorabilia for game use and Dad not getting mad. Just as well, a football signed by an entire team is probably a replica anyway.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Darren
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNL WILD CARD 2014 OMNICHATTER
(77 - 8:51pm, Oct 01)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogFangraphs (Sullivan): How Jarrod Dyson Stole The Biggest Base Of His Life
(4 - 8:46pm, Oct 01)
Last: Brian White

NewsblogNed Yost on the sixth inning and his bullpen usage: “its just one of those things” | HardballTalk
(107 - 8:44pm, Oct 01)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogPosnanski: The Beauty of Belief [Royals win Wild Card, headed to ALDS]
(4 - 8:36pm, Oct 01)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(16 - 8:35pm, Oct 01)
Last: Norcan

NewsblogBaseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game
(24 - 8:31pm, Oct 01)
Last: kthejoker

NewsblogLinkedIn: 10 Sales Lessons From “The Captain”
(20 - 8:27pm, Oct 01)
Last: GregD

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(131 - 8:27pm, Oct 01)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogAdam Dunn, 34, calls it a career
(64 - 8:06pm, Oct 01)
Last: Booey

NewsblogA’s wild swing of a season ends in wild-card loss to Royals
(28 - 7:44pm, Oct 01)
Last: Misirlou's been working for the drug squad

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-1-2014
(14 - 7:27pm, Oct 01)
Last: BochysFingers

NewsblogFOX (Rosenthal): Kansas City Royals exorcise city’s three decades’ worth of demons
(14 - 7:22pm, Oct 01)
Last: Zach

NewsblogDayton Moore's vision for Kansas Royals validated - ESPN
(43 - 7:22pm, Oct 01)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAL WILD CARD GAME 2014 OMNICHATTER
(1136 - 7:13pm, Oct 01)
Last: Jim Kaat on a hot Gene Roof

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(489 - 6:52pm, Oct 01)
Last: Swedish Chef

Page rendered in 0.1692 seconds
52 querie(s) executed