Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 5/6/13
CINCINNATI Donald Lutz arrived in the major leagues last Monday, but he really arrived nearly a week later, a windy Sunday afternoon in Wrigley Field where he was patrolling left field with about a dozen sea gulls.After going 0 for 6 after his call-up from Class AA Pensacola, Lutz banged his first major-league hit, drove in his first major-league run and stole his first major-league base the baseball trifecta.And it all helped the Cincinnati Reds score a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, which made the day even better for the guy Reds manager Dusty Baker calles, Big Lutz. Its never Donald Lutz or Donnie Lutz or Don Lutz. Its always Big Lutz.Thats because the 24-year-old outfielder stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 250 pounds.He stands bigger than that in Germany, where Lutz grew up. He was born in New York, but when his parents divorced he went to Germany to live with his mother when he was a year old.And, so, of course German-born NBA star Dirk Nowitzki is a hero to Lutz and after he g...
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