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Kalish makes trip home extra special

The outfielder hits his first MLB homer at his hometown Yankee Stadium

Updated: August 7, 2010, 7:41 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- A scuffed, pearly white baseball sat on the top shelf of Ryan Kalish's locker in the visitor's clubhouse at Yankee Stadium late Friday night.

Next to it was his cell phone. When the Boston Red Sox's left fielder flipped the phone open following Boston's 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees in the first of four games here this weekend, he had 57 text messages.

Kalish grew up just a hit-and-run away from the Bronx and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in New ...

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