Chase Headley had a long day after being traded to the New York Yankees from the San Diego Padres prior to Tuesday night's game, but the 30-year-old made it just in time to join his new team and make a very special impact.
The now beard-less Headley broke a 1-1 tie in the 14th inning when he ripped a single to left-center field that scored Brian Roberts for the game-winner versus the Texas Rangers.
The video is courtesy of MLB.com:
The game remained tied at zero until the 13th inning when both teams were finally able to post a run on the scoreboard.
Roberts' one-out double in the 14th got the ball rolling for New York to win the game and Headley sealed the deal after getting into the game as a pinch-hitter earlier on.
What a great way to start his career in pinstripes and Headley is quickly discovering how great it can be when you do big things in New York. It didn't take long at all for Headley to endear himself to Yankees fans.
Now the important part is keeping it up as the Yanks badly need some help on offense and so far Headley is giving them just that. Still a long way to go, though.
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