Results tagged ‘ Jason Heyward ’

7/16 Soriano wins golf clubs for 470-plus HR

Alfonso Soriano’s homer in the third inning Thursday night measured 473 feet, at least it did according to Callaway golf clubs, and earned him a new set of clubs. Callaway is rewarding any professional baseball player a new set of Diablo Edge golf clubs when he hits a home run over 470 feet. Why? The company says it’s because “ballplayers that embody the attitude and skill that it takes to drive a ball 470 feet and longer are exactly the type that would want to play the new Diablo Edge clubs.” So far, Jason Heyward, Adam Dunn, Josh Hamilton, and Colby Rasmus have received the clubs this season.

However, Soriano’s home run Thursday was officially measured at 415 feet.

— Carrie Muskat

4/7 Impressive debut

Atlanta’s 20-year-old rookie sensation Jason Heyward became the 11th player to homer in his first Major League at-bat when he did so Monday off Carlos Zambrano.

“I don’t want to be more impressed than I was the first game,” Lou Piniella said of Heyward. “He impressed me enough. He hit that ball pretty far, didn’t he? That’s a good start for him. He’s a big strong kid and takes a nice swing at the ball. He doesn’t cheat himself.”

— Carrie Muskat