He becomes the first Dominican to reach the figure since Nelson Cruz did it in 2019 and the youngest Blue Jays player to achieve it in the history of the franchise.
The dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. became the third Major League Baseball player to hit 40 home runs on the season on Monday, joining Shohei ohtani and Salvador Perez.
Guerrero’s hit was a solo homer in the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees, just after teammate Marcus Semien also knocked the ball out of the park.
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With his 22 years and 174 days, the Dominican managed to become the youngest player in the history of the Blue Jays to reach that figure.
Vladdy Jr. is also the first Dominican to hit 40 home runs in a season since doing so. Nelson Cruz in 2019 with the Minnesota Twins. The 2020 season was shortened by Covid-19 and the Dominican with the most homers was Marcell Ozuna with 18.
Next to his father Vladimir Guerrero, manages to form the first Latino father-son couple to have at least one season of 40 home runs each, and the second overall after Cecil and Prince Fielder.
On the season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .318 with 98 RBIs, an OBP of .406 and a .598 slugging, placing him among the AL’s leading MVP candidates.