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Former Yankee Hensley Meulens Honored With The Royal Decoration Of The Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Former New York Yankees utility man and current San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens was presented with The Royal Decoration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Friday night prior to San Francisco's game with the Houston Astros.

The honor makes Meulens the Dutch version of a Knight. He wasn't quite a Knight during his time in a Yankees uniform, hitting .221 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI over parts of five seasons. He finished his career with brief stints in Montreal and Arizona, bringing his Major League totals to .220 batting with 15 home runs and 53 RBI.

The Giants have taken to calling Meuelens, a third-year hitting coach, "Sir Bam Bam" since his honor was initially revealed in April. The native of Curacao participated with the Netherlands in the 2000 Olympics and coached the country's Olympic team in 2004.

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