Pope Bendict rocked for 11 runs in first inning, Brewers release him

George Steinbrenner: Trading Pontiff after last week's Yankee Stadium mass was "the best thing I've ever done"

Tens of thousands of fans saw Pope Benedict XVI say mass at Yankee Stadium a week ago last Sunday. Immediately after the mass, Yankees’ owner George Steinbrenner traded the Pope to the Milwaukee Brewers for right-handed pitcher Jeff Suppan and a Bishop to be named later.

The Pontiff's stay in Milwaukee lasted nine days. The Brewers released him outright after Tuesday night's loss to the White Sox in which Benedict gave up 11 runs in the first inning. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. closed out the game in a mop-up role.

The Brewers’ General Manager Doug Melvin said he had high hopes for the Pontiff, but "he's just a Pope, not a miracle worker."