Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a night out against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
The star first baseman went deep three times, all blood gushing from his finger after being spiked by Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks.
By the time he was hit, he had already hit his first home run, but hit two more after the incident.
But in doing so, he accomplished something his father was never able to accomplish in his storied career.
While Vlad Sr. hit 449 home runs in 2,147 games, he never had a three-home run game, meaning Vlad Jr. beat his father in that category.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has three home runs tonight. His father hit 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
“Alright, I’ll do it myself”
It’s an interesting bit of history.
It’s quite surprising that Vlad Sr. never had a three-home run game with all the power he had and all the home runs he hit.
Vlad Jr. took matters into his own hands and made some 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 Quentin Tarantino scene Django Unchained where Leonardo DiCaprio literally cut his hand off during filming, but acted like nothing had happened and continued to act out the scene.
Guerrero didn’t care what happened.
He went there with blood gushing out of his hand and not only continued to wreak havoc on the Yankees, but did something Dad never managed to do in his career.
It shows incredible courage and a willingness from Guerrero to be as good a ball player as he is.
The three homers also took his total for this season to four in just six games.
He is also hitting .391 with eight RBIs and a 1.374 OPS.