Gaetti, Longoria linked by long ball
Rays rookie joins former coach, Twins third baseman in lore
MINNEAPOLIS -- As the hitting coach for the Rays' Triple-A Durham affiliate, Gary Gaetti spent parts of the last two seasons working with third baseman Evan Longoria.Now, the two will now be forever linked in another way. That's after Longoria became only the second player in Major League history to hit home runs in his first two postseason plate appearances on Thursday afternoon. The first was Gaetti, who accomplished the feat in Game 1 of the 1987 American League Championship Series when he was the Twins' third baseman.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.