George Springer (Toronto Blue Jays) hit his 53rd career leadoff home run. This is the record tied for 3rd in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.
Springer came out as the lead batter at the end of the first inning in the Tampa Bay Race and the 2023 MLB home game held at the Roger Center in Toronto, Canada on the 15th (Korean time) and hit Drew Rasmussen’s ball to hit a solo home run.
With the move, Springer recorded his 53rd leadoff home run, tying with Craig Biggio for third all-time.
In addition, if Springer hits just one more, he will be tied for second place with Alfonso Soriano. It would be difficult to catch up with Rickie Henderson, who hit 81 home runs, but with just two more, Springer could rise to second place alone in leadoff home run history.
It’s still early in the season,스포츠토토 and given that he added nine leadoff homers last year, Springer’s record is only a matter of time. Of course, you can’t help but think about variables such as injury or deterioration, but with Springer’s skills, the possibility is sufficient.
On this day, Toronto won 6-3 with Springer’s overpowering home run, Tampa Bay’s two errors and two push walks. Toronto stopped Tampa Bay, which was running for 13 straight wins in the opening game.