A Star Is Born Jason Heyward!

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 A Star Is Born Jason Heyward!
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 Many scouts widely regarded Jason Heyward a special  prospect. He once and a lifetime kind of ballplayer. Considering that this marked fifth time in franchise history that a player homered in the first plate appearance of his career. Hayward memorable first-inning homer certainly bordered on unbelievable. The blast gave the Braves a lead that they would't relinquish on the way to a 16-5 rout of the Cubs. Hayward caught the ceremonial first pitch from Hank Aaron, to whom Heyward has been compared by manager Bobby Cox. Jason Heyward being compared with the great Hank Aaron sounds like stardom. A player of this nature comes around every few years. "It's storybook,"  the elder Heyward said. "He been blessed."

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