The star first baseman went deep three times, all while blood gushed from his finger after being spiked by Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks.
By the time he was spiked, he had already hit his first homer, but proceeded to hit two more after the incident.
But in doing so, he accomplished something that his father was never able to accomplish in his storied career.
While Vlad Sr. hit 449 homers in 2,147 games, never once did he have a three-homer game, meaning Vlad Jr. has his father beat in that category.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has three home runs tonight. His dad had 449 career home runs in 2,147 games, but he never hit three in a game pic.twitter.com/P35Wy09ceq
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) April 14, 2022
“Fine, I’ll Do It Myself”
This is an interesting little bit of history.
It’s quite surprising that Vlad Sr. never had a three-homer game with all the power he had and all the home runs he hit.
Vlad Jr. took matters into his own hands and made a little history.
And the fact that Guerrero managed to hit two more home runs after being spiked is even more impressive.
It’s almost like the scene in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained where Leonardo DiCaprio literally cut his hand during filming, but acted as if nothing had happened and continued to play out the scene.
Guerrero didn’t care what had happened.
He went out there with blood gushing from his hand and not only continued to wreak havoc on the Yankees, but do something that has dad never managed to do in his career.
That shows incredible grit and drive by Guerrero to be as great of a ballplayer is he is.
The three homers also brought his total for this season up to four in just six games.
He’s also hitting .391 with eight RBIs and a 1.374 OPS.