The Kansas City Royals brought out the lumber in last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Witt had his first career two-homer game in Kansas City’s win.
In fact, Witt made a little history with his two-home run performance on Tuesday.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com pointed out on Twitter that Witt is just 22 years and seven days old.
He is the second-youngest player in Royals history to have a two-homer game behind only Eric Hosmer.
At 22 years & 7 days old yesterday, Bobby Witt Jr became the 2nd-youngest player in Royals history with a multi-HR game, older than only:
Aug 31, 2011 Eric Hosmer, 21 years & 311 days old
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) June 22, 2022
Witt Puts On A Show
It’s always nice when a young player can give you shades of a player you once had in the past.
Hosmer is obviously no longer a member of the Royals, but Witt gave the Royals and their fans shades of their former superstar.
Witt is an exciting young ballplayer who is making a very strong case for winning the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
The young shortstop has already hit 10 home runs and driven in 36 runs on the season with a .746 OPS and a .243 batting average.
Obviously, the batting average isn’t great, but Witt is a young superstar with tremendous potential, and he put that on full display on Tuesday as the Royals defeated the Angels in extra innings.
Wherever Witt goes, excitement follows.
He has an extremely bright future ahead of him and more great moments are sure to follow.
Last night was just an inkling of this young man’s potential.
There haven’t been many bright spots for the Royals this year, but Witt sure has been one of them.