Yesterday, the Toronto Blue Jays had quite a big day at Camden Yards against the surging Baltimore Orioles.
Bo Bichette especially had a pretty big day, hitting three home runs against the Orioles and leading the Blue Jays to an 8-4 Labor Day victory.
Toronto has now won five straight games and have found themselves right in the thick of the AL East race with the New York Yankees slumping.
But Bichette’s three homers put them in some unique and elite company.
This is the second time this season that Toronto has had a player under the age of 25 hit three homers in a game, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. having done it earlier this season.
They joined the 1927 Yankees as the only team in American League history to have two players under 25 hit three homers in a game.
The @BlueJays are the second team in AL history to have two players under 25 with a 3-HR game in the same season (Vladimir Guerrero Jr. & Bo Bichette).
The other was the 1927 Yankees (Tony Lazzeri & Lou Gehrig).
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 5, 2022
Jays Make Homer History
Here come the Blue Jays.
They’re playing great baseball at just the right time, and they made a little history in the process.
To have two players under 25 have three-homer games during the season is pretty special.
Bichette also joined Lou Gehrig in that company.
The 1927 Yankees are a historic team that current powerhouses always seem to draw comparisons to.
The Blue Jays can actually stand toe to toe with them following their latest feat.
Bichette certainly had himself a fun day at the plate, leading the Blue Jays to an important victory over a division rival still in postseason contention.
The Blue Jays are a solid home run hitting team, and that could make them a fun ballclub to watch when the postseason comes around.
Now, they stand alone with the ’27 Yankees with some unique history.