Bombers bits

Bombers bits

• Infielder Brendan Ryan (cervical spine nerve injury) is getting closer to being ready for big league duty. Ryan's Minor League rehabilitation assignment will continue on Friday with Double-A Trenton as it hosts Richmond at 7:05 p.m. ET. Ryan is expected to need about 10 more at-bats before being activated.

• Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Wolff was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records in a pregame ceremony Thursday for having the "Longest Career as a Broadcaster."

The 93-year-old Wolff, who is currently working for News 12 Long Island, called Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, and he also called the 1958 NFL championship game between the Giants and Colts, often referred to as the "Greatest Game Ever Played."

• On this date in 1920, Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a Yankee in a 6-0 win over the Red Sox, off future teammate Herb Pennock. On this date in 1951, Mickey Mantle hit his first career home run off Randy Gumpert of the White Sox in an 8-3 win.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.