Fresh off three home runs in three games for Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the New York Yankee’s Triple-A team, former Haymarket Senator (2011-12) Ryan McBroom first found himself shipped off to the Kansas City Royals (for “future considerations”), and then suddenly making his major league debut  against the Detroit Tigers last night.

Becoming the sixth former Valley Leaguer to make his debut in 2019, McBroom didn’t wait very long to get his first hit at the game’s highest level, singling in his first at-bat in the second inning off Tigers starter Daniel Norris. He also walked in his fourth plate appearance.

No matter what happens from here, you can’t say McBroom didn’t deserve the callup, as he’s slashed 315/402/574 in Triple-A this season, along with 87 runs scored, 66 RBIs, 29 doubles, and 26 home runs.

McBroom became the 26th former Valley Leaguer to appear in the majors in 2019, and the 228th (by my count) in history.

Congratulations, Ryan!