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Steve Holm Hits 1st Major League Home Run for San Francisco Giants

By Jean Bedord | May 12, 2008


From Host Mom:
What a Mother’s Day gift to his mother and grandmother as our baseball pro hit his first major league home run, and won the game! Here is a quotation from the team’s website:

Holm’s first homer lifts Giants past Phils
Catcher slugs two-run shot in seventh; Molina gets two hits

By Rick Eymer / Special to MLB.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Holm got creamed and he couldn’t be happier about it. The rookie catcher, who during Spring Training only wanted a chance to play somewhere in the organization, became the latest Giants hero when he delivered a game-winning home run Sunday in a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The shaving-cream pie, in honor of Holm’s first Major League home run, was courtesy of some of the bullpen pitchers, with winning pitcher Jack Taschner (2-0) the main instigator.

“I was on guard for that,” said a smiling Holm. “I was in the dugout doing an interview and I don’t know if I even looked into the camera. I kept looking over my shoulder.”

The attack came inside the clubhouse, while Holm was doing another TV interview.

“I was able to get a hand up and fend off about half of it,” said Holm, a Sacramento native who had both his parents and grandparents in the stands.

Holm, who rifled a line drive into the left-field stands, was able to secure the ball in a trade that sent a bat and a helmet to a happy fan.

“[Director of media relations] Blake Rhodes did a great job getting the ball for me,” Holm said. “I don’t think they would have let me go out there and get it during the game.”

You can see Steve’s home run on this video from the game.

Way to go, Steve!
Host Mom, Jean

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