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Marcus Thames Becomes a Yankee: 14 Years in the Making

the 30th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft, the New York Yankees selected Marcus Thames from Louisville, Mississippi.

Six years after that, in June of 2002, Thames homered on the first pitch he ever saw.  Who threw it?  Just this guy named Randy Johnson. No big deal, right?

Thames was traded to the Texas Rangers the following season for Rubén Sierra, then filed for free agency at the end of that season.  He signed with the Detroit Tigers in the 2003 offseason.  He would remain there until 2010, when he was signed by the Yankees once again. 

In case the Yankees fans have forgot that Thames started out his career as a Yankee, he reminded them that he was a Yankee ...

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