New York Yankees’ rookie Gary Sanchez hit yet another home run which yet again made some history in the process.
You should start to ask yourself: “am I even surprised, anymore?”
In the top of the second inning during Wednesday’s game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays, rookie Gary Sanchez made history with his 18th home run of the season.
The three-run jack off Alex Cobb made “the Kraken” the fastest rookie in baseball history to reach the 18 home run mark.
Back in 1930, Wally Berger launched 17 home runs in his first 45 games and the man who should win the 2016 Rookie Of The Year Award just topped that.
On one hand, you wonder why pitchers still throw to him. On the other, however, I don’t think anyone wants “The Gary Sanchez Show” to end.
All-Time home runs within a player's first 45 career games:
1-Gary Sanchez, 18 (2016)
2- Wally Berger, 17 (1930) #Yankees
— Christian Kouroupakis (@ckouroupakis) September 21, 2016
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