Vladimir Guerrero Jr. surpassed personal home runs in a season set by his father in 2000 as a member of the Montreal Expos.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to post impressive numbers in what has been the best season of his young career. Monday night proved to be another important step on his way to the award of Most valuable Player of the American league, shooting his 45th home run of the year. In the process, Guerrero Jr. left behind the best homer record of his father, the member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero.
The young Dominican first baseman dispatched his home run of the night against Tampa Bay Rays, during the sixth inning of their match. The hitter’s 45th homer Toronto blue jays placed him as the leader in the department in all Big leagues and now he is closer to the possibility of achieving a triple crown in batting (leader of home runs, RBIs and batting average).
With 4️⃣5️⃣ home runs, we present to you its new leader in MLB: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.💥💪🏽pic.twitter.com/WL7U2P0yYh
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Guerrero Jr. now chases the record for most home runs by a 22-year-old in MLB, set by Eddie mathews, who dispatched 47 in 1953. He will have to overcome in the process Joe Dimaggio who is second in that department, firing 46 in 1937.
Meanwhile and in addition to the home run department, the Dominican leads the American league in batting average (.318), hits (171), runs scored (114), total bases (329), slugging (.613), OPS (1,020) and OPS + (174).
The 45th home run of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. supported another great offensive night of the Blue jays, who ended up winning eight runs to one against the Rays. The set of Toronto he has won four consecutive games, scoring a total of 52 runs in those games. The good streak that the Canadian team is going through keeps them as the Wild card number one of the American league.