New York Yankees Gear & Memorabilia
Masahiro Tanaka MLB Debut Gold Coin Photomint
Here’s a trivia question that only the most hardcore Yankee fans would know the answer to. Masahiro Tanaka‘s first pitch in MLB, captured in this beautiful photograph and plaque, resulted in a home run by the Toronto Blue Jay’s leadoff hitter.
Remember who that hitter was?
None other than ‘The Melkman’ — former Yankee Melky Cabrera. That said, Tanaka has done pretty well since, anchoring the Yankees pitching rotation and passing the biggest test of any Yankee player — preforming under pressure in the postseason. No Yankee fan cave is complete without recognition of this pinstripe stalwart. If you don’t know what that word means, look it up, you might just see Hiro’s mug shot next to it.