Edwin Jackson officially joins Blue Jays, setting stage for record

Paola Ditto
Mag 16, 2019

The only players younger than Guerrero to hit their first two home runs in the same game: Brian McCall in 1962 (19 years, 248 days) and Manny Machado (20 years, 35 days). It took him just two more plate appearances to go deep again.

After a quiet first 13 Major League Baseball games that saw the Toronto Blue Jays' rookie third baseman hit.191/.283/.234 with zero home runs and one RBI, Guerrero exploded with a multi-homer game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The homer had an exit velocity of 111.3 miles per hour and it traveled a projected 438 feet, according to Statcast.

Naturally, Vladito topped it in the sixth when he tattooed a 451-foot, three-run blast off reliever Reyes Moronta to extend Toronto's lead to five. And then for the son of the Hall of Famer to show the same prodigious power that put his father in Cooperstown.

Ainge, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, had held the Blue Jays' record since 1979 before Guerrero Jr. set a new mark with 18 days to spare. The family already had long-ball history at Oracle Park - the elder Guerrero won the 2007 home run derby at the waterfront stadium.

Vlad Jr., one of the most hyped prospects in Major League Baseball history, now has a.917 OPS over his last seven games.

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