Melky Cabrera Autographed 8x10 photo
Melky Cabrera is quickly making a name for himself in the New York Yankees organization. Coming onto the scene in 2006, Cabrera has established himself as a young and productive player in the MLB. Yankee fans can sure expect to see this guy around the clubhouse for years to come.No one expected the June 6, 2006, game between the Yankees and Red Sox to be a pitchers' duel, but it was, as Chien-Ming Wang and Sox rookie David Pauley duked it out. By the top of the eighth, the Yankees were clinging to a 2-1 lead, a lead they took courtesy of a bases-loaded walk to Jason Giambi, when Yankees killer Manny Ramirez stepped to the plate against reliever Kyle Farnsworth. Ramirez launched a rocket to left, a shot that looked destined to reach the seats, but Melky Cabrera, the 21-year-old rookie who had replaced the injured Hideki Matsui in left field, tracked down the ball, jumped high against the fence and snatched it from the air, robbing an expletive-muttering Ramirez of a game-tying home run, turning centerfielder Johnny Damon into a one-man cheering section and sending the fans at sold-out Yankee Stadium into a frenzy that resulted in a rare curtain call for a defensive play. The Yankees went on to win the game 2-1, and Cabrera's grab is already considered as memorable a part of the storied Yankees-Red Sox rivalry as Derek Jeter's famous diving catch and Aaron Boone's extra-inning home run. Melky Cabrera has hand signed this 16x20 photograph of him making his extraordinary play. This product comes complete with a Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity.