Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made some history yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, hitting his 100th career home run.
In doing so, he became the youngest member of the Toronto Blue Jays to reach the 100-home run mark, at 23 years and 182 days old.
He also joined an all-exclusive list of sluggers in the history of baseball.
With that 100th career home run, Guerrero is now the seventh-youngest player in the history of baseball to hit 100 home runs and 100 doubles.
The youngest to ever do it was Mel Ott, who was 22 years and 132 days old at the time.
Youngest players in @MLB HISTORY with 100 HR and 100 2B:
1. Mel Ott (22 Years, 132 Days)
2. Alex Rodriguez (23 Y, 16 D)
3. Andruw Jones (23 Y, 62 D)
4. Miguel Cabrera (23 Y, 127 D)
5. Johnny Bench (23 Y, 161 D)
6. Bryce Harper (23 Y, 181 D)
7. @27vladdyjr (23Y, 182 D) 💥 pic.twitter.com/YRpGc188i9
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 14, 2022
Guerrero Makes Jays, MLB History
This is a great list to be a part of.
It’s also a list that Guerrero’s father, Vlad Sr., is ironically not a part of.
But Guerrero has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball since he arrived on the scene back in 2019.
He’s hitting .278 with 28 home runs and 84 RBI this season.
But to be in the same company as the sluggers listed above is quite impressive.
It goes to show just how great of a hitter Guerrero has been early on in his career.
Not many players accomplish such feats at such a young age.
Guerrero is no ordinary player though.
He has Vladimir Guerrero Sr.’s genes in him, so the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in terms of greatness.
Guerrero made some important history last night.
Not only is he the seventh-youngest player to ever hit 100 homers and 100 doubles, he’s also the youngest Blue Jay to ever reach 100 homers.