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See Lew Ford’s first highlight in five years

Jul 29, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

Lew Ford, Nick Markakis, Adam Jones Getty Images

Called up earlier in the day, Lew Ford was added right to Baltimore’s lineup Sunday and went 0-for-3 with a walk and an outfield assist in his first major league game in five years.

Ford threw out Yoenis Cespedes at second as part of the Orioles’ 6-1 win over the A’s on Sunday.

Here’s the video.

The 35-year-old Ford played in Japan, the Atlantic League and in Mexico after being let go by the Twins after the 2007 season. In five seasons with Minnesota, he hit .272/.349/.402. He had his best season in 2004, hitting .299/.381/.446 with 15 homers and 20 steals. The Orioles called him up after he hit .331/.390/.550 in Triple-A this year.

  1. stabonerichard - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM


  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Nice play, nice job by the umpire, but that website is for the birds.

  3. bmeran1 - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Geez Chen breaks a record and Lew Ford gets the story… C’mon man!

  4. bmeran1 - Jul 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Not putting down lew loved his play but come on Chen is the only Taiwanese pitcher ever to throw 12 K’s in a game doesn’t that deserve a headline?

  5. jontwinkies - Jul 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM


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