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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
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   1. Dock Ellis 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.

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