Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 7/23/14
To call Chase Headley's Tuesday anything but extrordinary would would be a cruel understatement.Headley started the day off ready to suit up for the Padres against the Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found out he was acquired by the Yankees and hopped the next plane to New York. The Bombers' new third baseman wasn't able to get to the Bronx for the start of his new team's game against the Rangers, but he did get there later in the contest — subbing in for Zealous Wheeler in the eighth.After a few non-impressive at-bats in his pinstriped debut, Headley topped off the long day by becoming a hero by lining an RBI single to left to give the Yankees a 2-1 walk-off victory in the 14th inning.And, after a game that the Yankees really needed to win, his new teammates expressed their gratitude for the clutch hit by pouring Gatorade — bucket and all — over Headley's ... well ... head.What a way to say hello to New York.Your browser does not support iframes.
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