Originally aired on WGBB's NY Baseball Digest on 08.31.2008.
Host Mike Silva talks with former New York Yankees outfielder Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens back in 2008 on Long Island's WGBB radio. Mike Silva was the host on NY Baseball Digest as a part of the Sports Radio NY network of shows on WGBB back in 2007.
During this interview, Mike reminisces with Hensley about his time with the New York Yankees, his professional coaching career and more.
About Hensley Muelens
Hensley Filemon Acasio Meulens, nicknamed "Bam Bam", is a Curaçaoan professional baseball coach and retired player. He is the currently the assistant hitting coach for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
A native of Curaçao, he played from 1989 to 2000 in MLB, Nippon Professional Baseball, and the Korea Baseball Organization. He was the first Curaçaoan to play in both MLB and the Dominican Professional Baseball League.
Hitting home runs left-handed while playing softball as a teenager earned Meulens the nickname "Bam Bam" when his friends compared his power to the Flintstones cartoon character.
Meulens made his major league debut with the New York Yankees on August 23, 1989. Meulens never attained a permanent spot on the New York lineup, despite spending the entire 1991 season on the Yankees roster. Meulens platooned in left field with Mel Hall. He saw limited action with the Yankees in late-season call-ups in 1992 and 1993.