Chad Tracy Sighted On Field During Game

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chad Tracy took full advantage of a rare start in place of a slumping Aramis Ramirez in Sunday's 10-5 Cubs win over the Diamondbacks, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Tracy was inevitably (sigh) asked after the game if he had ever heard of Wally Pipp, who in 1925 lost his first base starting job with the New York Yankees to a young Lou Gehrig after sitting out of a game to rest.

Unlike the umpteen other players asked that question for decades since, Tracy had an interesting answer:

"I've been Wally Pipp."

Tracy was the starting third baseman with Arizona when a knee injury forced him out of the lineup in 2007. He never got his job back after he was replaced by Mark Reynolds, who has manned the hot corner for the Diamondbacks ever since.

Posted Sunday, May 2, 2010 by Chris Rewers
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