Nelson Cruz becomes oldest player to hit 30 home runs in one season


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Nelson Cruz becomes oldest player to hit 30 home runs in one season

The designated hitter edged out compatriot David Ortiz, who held the record until Tuesday’s matchup.

Nelson Cruz continues to build a very respectable career and continues to establish himself as one of the most productive designated hitters in league history. Big leagues.

During Tuesday’s session, “Boomstick”Reached 30 home runs in the year and in the process, established himself as the oldest player in the history of MLB to achieve the feat with 41 years and 68 days. In the process he surpassed his compatriot and legend of Boston Red Sox, David ortiz, who held the record, reaching the sum of 30 homers with 40 years and 280 days.

Further, cross is the second hitter aged 40 or over in the entire history of Big leagues in shooting 10 home runs for two teams in the same season (the Dominican began his campaign with the Minnesota Twins), joining Eddie murray whoever did it in 1996 (Indians and Orioles).

One of the coincidences of the day is that the fellow countryman of Nelson Cruz, Albert pujols, hit a home run on Tuesday night, becoming the first pair of 41-year-olds to do so since Barry bonds, Jeff Conine and Moses Alou They will achieve it on August 15, 2007.

With his two homers of the night, Nelson Cruz reached 447 in his career and ranks two out of Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero, as well as five of Carl Yastrzemski, in the list of all times of the Big leagues.

Nelson Cruz He is also the third active player with the most home runs in MLB, behind Albert pujols (679) and Miguel Cabrera (502).


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