The slugger and his Hall of Famer father Vladimir Guerrero joined Cecil and Prince Fielder as the second father-son duo to hit 40 home runs.
VLAD GUERRERO JR. MAKING HISTORY IN YOUR INCIPIENT CAREER
Guerrero Sr. hit 449 home runs in his 16-year career. His career-high was 44 for the 2000 Montreal Expos when Toronto’s slugging first baseman was 1 year old.
“I have front row seats to watch this whole season,” said the manager of Toronto Charlie Montoyo, a teammate of Guerrero Sr. in 1996 with Double-A Harrisburg. What he has done is not easy to do. This kid is going to be one of the best baseball players.
AT 22 YEARS OLD THE YOUNGEST TO REACH 40 HR WITH THE AZULEJOS
The 22-year-old Guerrero also became the youngest player in Toronto history to hit 40 home runs, well ahead of Jesse Barfield, Tony Batista and Shawn Green, who were 26 when they hit 40 home runs for the first time.
Guerrero also became the 10th player in MLB history with 40 home runs in his 22-year season. The last one was Ronald Acuña Jr. of Atlanta in 2019.
TRIPLE CORONA FOLLOWS IN REACH OF VLAD JR.
Guerrero Jr.’s offensive season has been magnificent and in this last month of the regular season the Dominican has not let his guard down and remains with clear options to opt for the Triple Crown in the Major Leagues, an achievement that Miguel achieved for the last time Cabrera in 2012
After the day of this Thursday in the MLB, Vladdy He has 42 homers to one from leader Shohei Ohtani. He is third in the RBI department with 100 to four from leaders José Abreu and Salvador Pérez and is second in batting average with .319 behind Trea Turner (.321).
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