Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 44th homer of the season against the Baltimore Orioles and tied for the leadership of this department with Japan’s Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.
Guerrero Jr. blew the ball off Zac Lowther down left field in the second inning of Sunday’s game. The ball traveled 412 feet.
In this way, Vlad Jr. also tied the most home runs his illustrious father, Vladimir Guerrero, had in a season. The year the Cooperstown Hall of Famer showed the most power was in the 2000 season, then he hit 44 homers for the Montreal Expos.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 19 games left to complete the regular schedule.
According to ESPN group Stats & Info, Vlad Jr.’s 44 home run figure this season is the fourth most for a player 22 and younger in MLB history.