Springer homers to lead off first inning vs. Oakland on April 26
Passed Alfonso Soriano for second place with 54 career homers
George Springer (Toronto Blue Jays) hit his 55th career leadoff home run to move into sole possession of second place on the all-time list카지노사이트.
Springer started in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre in Ontario, Canada on Saturday (June 26) and came out firing on all cylinders in his first at-bat.
In the first inning, with the score tied 0-0, Springer hit a two-seam fastball from Oakland starter Luis Medina for a solo shot to the left-center field wall. It was his 11th home run of the season and 55th leadoff homer of his career.
Springer, who was previously tied with Alfonso Soriano (54) for second place on the all-time list for leadoff home runs in the first inning, moved into sole possession of second place with the blast.
The all-time record for leadoff home runs is 81 by Rickey Henderson.
Springer, who made his big league debut in a Houston Astros uniform in 2014, set a franchise single-season record with 12 leadoff homers in 2019 while with Houston.
Playing for Toronto since the 2021 season, he set a Toronto record with nine first-inning leadoff homers last year.
Springer added to his offensive spark on the day, going 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored. The team went on to win 12-1.
“It’s special, it’s cool,” Springer said after the game, “I never thought about it as a kid, never thought about it as a player, but it’s amazing. I’m really happy,” Springer said after the game, adding that she was delighted with her record, ESPN reported.