Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to make history this season and the Blue Jays star hit 40 home runs in Monday’s game against the Yankees.
Not only did Guerrero become the Blue Jays’ youngest hitter to exceed 40 and one of only 10 in franchise history to hit that number, but he joined forces with his father, Vladimir Guerrero, to be the second father-son pair to hit 40 homes. runs, and joins Prince and Cecil Felder.
Vlady Jr reached 40 Homers, after being hit in the first half by Jameson Taillon. Vladimir Sr. hit 42 at the age of 24 at the Montreal Expos in 1999, crossed 40 again the following season and finished his career in the Hall of Fame with 449 homes.
Although Vladimir Junior still has a long way to go, he is already third in the leaders list this season behind Salvador Perez (41) of the royal family and Shuhei Ohtani (43) of the angels.
Guerrero finished with three strokes, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, the most of his career. Guerrero Sr. hit 449 times in his 16-year career. His best was a 44 at the 2000 Montreal Show when he was Toronto’s first major man at the age of one.
“I have front row seats to watch this whole season,” Toronto coach Charlie Montoyo, a Guerrero Sr. teammate in 1996 with Double-A Harris-burg, said. What he did is not easy. This kid is going to be one of the best baseball players. In fact, it really is and it was fun to see someone so young be so good at the plate.”
22 years old
The 22-year-old also became the youngest player in Toronto’s history to score 40 home points, well ahead of Jesse Barfield, Tony Batista and Sean Green, who were 26 when they hit 40 on home soil.
Guerrero also became the 10th player in MLB history with 40 home runs in his 22-year season. The most recent one was Ronald Acuna Jr. from Atlanta in 2019.
Cecil Felder has hit #40 at home twice in his career, first in 1990 when he reached 51, and then the following year when he reached 44.
He led both majors numbers and came during his seven-year career with the Tigers. He also turned 39 in 1996, split between the Detroit and Yankees. For his part, Prince Felder hit the mark twice with the Brewers; He led the National League with 50 home games in 2007, then reached 46 in 2009.
Bobby and Barry Bonds were about to join the club. Barry, the home race king, has hit no fewer than 40 home runs in eight of his 22 seasons. His father, who has netted 332 home runs in his 14-year career, was very close when he turned 39 with the Giants in 1973. He came close again in 1977 when he blew the gate 37 times.
Such a style, such a style
Guerrero Sr. He is in the Hall of Fame after 16 years of his career with a batting average of 0.318, 449 home runs and 1,496 RBI.
He was America’s Player of the Year in 2004, 9 times All-Star Game member, 8 silver bats, 2 times Player of the Year with the Expos and 4 times with Anaheim.
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