The Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached three consecutive games hitting a home run and with his 26th hit of the season he became just the second player in Toronto Blue Jays history to hit the fastest 50 home runs in all of MLB, only behind his compatriot George Bell (27 in 1987). The 22-year-old gunner needed 258 matches, and with this he has tied nothing more and nothing less than his lord father.
Only one player in the history of the Canadian ninth did it faster than Vlad Jr. and it was Fredd McGriff, who needed 229 player games to reach his first 50 home runs in Major League Baseball. In addition, he is the fourth player in MLB history with 26 home runs in a season under 22 years old.
Another player to hit 50 homers in 258 games was his father, now Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr., who fired his 50th dash in his 258th game before starting a 10-game drought without blowing the wall.
For now, Vladdy Jr. has been confirmed as one of the favorites to win the MVP of the American League, leading the entire MLB in home runs (26), OBP (.443), slugging (.683), OPS (1,125) , RBIs (64) and total hits (92).