A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 28, 2012
“Two-out hits will get you to heaven” (baseball adage)

Two-out hits in baseball help extend an inning (and the game, if it’s the ninth and final inning). “Two-out hits will get you (in)to heaven” is a baseball adage that emphasizes how important these hits are.

ESPN Sportscenter‘s John Anderson has said, “They say two-out hits will get you into heaven…someone give that man wings and a halo.” The saying is sometimes said to be an old baseball adage, but it has been cited in print since only 2005.


Wikipedia: John Anderson (sportscaster)
John Anderson (born May 13, 1965) is a sports journalist from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and a host of the ESPN TV program SportsCenter since June 1999. He lives in Southington, Connecticut.

LEO’s Daily Blog
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Isn’t it true
Tonight I heard the following and I believe it to be true
Remember,
Two out hits will get you into heaven.
I hope so!

20 May 2006, Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, “Roberson escapes tight battle with 3-2 win” by Tyler Norris Goode, Sports, pg. D3:
We have a saying that two-out hits will get you to heaven, and we didn’t get many of them until (Hines) missed that ball.

The RX Forum
Anti-liberal
07-30-2007 09:02 PM
Two-out hits will get you to Heaven

Facebook: John Anderson Fan Club
Scott P. Lanway
My personal favorite was from a baseball highlight. “They say two-out hits will get you into heaven…someone give that man wings and a halo.”
October 5, 2009 at 12:22am

Times-Mail (Bedford & Lawrence County, IN)
Bluejackets scratch past Lions, 4-1
Times-Mail
May 19, 2009
(...)
“Two-out hits will get you into heaven, they say,” said Woolems.

LiveDash.com
The Scott Van Pelt Show
ESPN2
Aired on Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 (10/21/2010) at 11:00 AM
(...)
00:00:44 As john anderson says on “sportscenter” during the highlights, two-out hits will get you to heaven. 

Peoria (IL) Journal Star
Joliet Catholic baseball scores six runs with two outs in 7-3 win over IVC
By TRAVIS DAVID ()
Journal Star
Posted May 01, 2011 @ 11:31 PM
CHILLICOTHE — There’s an old baseball adage that says “two-out hits will get you to heaven.”

St. Peters (MO) Patch
Legion Tourney: St. Peters Rallies to Upend Top-Seed West O’Fallon
St. Peters Post 313 beats West O’Fallon, 6-2, in the District 9 North Division Championship Tournament at Westhoff Park.

By Cedric Williams
July 16, 2011
O’FALLON—One of the great old adages in baseball is two-out hits will get you into heaven.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Monday, May 28, 2012 • Permalink