I’d be lying if I said reporters didn’t have their favorite athletes. One of mine was Todd Zeile, whom I covered when he was with the Yankees.
When Zeile retired following the 2004 season, he did so with the distinction of hitting at least one homer for each of the 11 teams he played for during his career.
He also homered in his final at-bat, Oct. 3, as a Met.
However, on this day in 2000, Zeile homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Mets beat St. Louis, 12-8.