Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, May 21, 1999

M A J O R _ L E A G U E S


Associated Press
The Mets' Benny Agbayani, of Hawaii, had a big night as
New York swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee.

Hawaii’s Ben Agbayani
goes 4-4 with 2 homers
against the Brewers

Associated Press


NEW YORK -- It was a dream game for Benny Agbayani.

The former St. Louis High School and Hawaii Pacific player went 4-for-4 with two homers and four runs batted in yesterday in helping the New York Mets hold off Milwaukee, 11-10, in the opener of a twilight doubleheader.

Agbayani tripled and scored in the nightcap and the Mets won, 10-1.

Agbayani went 10-for-13 in the four-game series.

Agbayani hit a three-run homer in the fifth and added a solo homer in the seventh for his first multihomer game. He rounded the bases to chants of "Benny, Benny," from the crowd and took a curtain call.

"He's a good hitter, and if he isn't player of the week, I don't know who is," Mets manager Bobby Valentine said.

"I'm hoping they activate Rickey Henderson because the way we're pitching to this kid, we'll make him a Hall of Famer," Brewers manager Phil Garner said of Agbayani, who is batting .484 with three homers since being called up from Triple-A Norfolk on May 12.

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