- Talk about brotherly love, as both Corey Seager and Kyle Seager hit a home run in their first career game against each other. Per MLB Stats, Kyle and Corey Seager are the first pair of brothers on opposing teams to homer in the same game since Cesar and Felipe Crespo (June 7, 2001).
In their first game against each other, BOTH Seager brothers homer.— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2020
Can't make it up. pic.twitter.com/DyQatDcENG
- If you want to know who the early National League MVP is, it’s likely this guy right here. Fernando Tatis Jr. had yet another incredible game, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. Per MLB Stats, he’s the youngest player (21y, 228d) with a 7-RBI game since Ron Santo in 1961. Here’s his grand slam that gave him four of those RBI.
- Luke Voit has some high praise for the Yankees, calling them the deepest team in all of baseball. “We have the deepest team in baseball,” Voit said. “Guys are coming up and providing us with innings, at-bats, everything. It’s really impressive. I’ve never been on a team that’s had this much depth. Guys have stepped in for big-time All-Star players and have done really well.”
- Want to feel old? Luis García, the Nationals’ No. 2 prospect, became the first MLB player born in the 2000s to hit a home run at the big league level.
Luis García is the first player born in 2000 or later to hit a home run. pic.twitter.com/urrstQ0v18— MLB (@MLB) August 18, 2020
Wanna know the first player to homer born in each decade? Kudos to MLB.com for this
2000s: Luis García, Nationals
Birth date: May 16, 2000 | First HR: Aug. 17, 2020
Birth date: March 24, 1990 | First HR: May 7, 2010
Birth date: Jan. 16, 1980 | First HR: April 7, 2001
Birth date: Nov. 27, 1971 | First HR: Aug. 30, 1991
Birth date: Aug. 30, 1960 | First HR: July 26, 1980
Birth date: Feb. 25, 1951 | First HR: July 6, 1970
1940s: Ron Santo, Cubs
Birth date: Feb. 25, 1940 | First HR: July 3, 1960
Birth date: March 5, 1930 | First HR: July 2, 1949
1920s: Sibby Sisti, Braves
Birth date: July 26, 1920 | First HR: Sept. 4, 1939
Birth date: Jan. 19, 1910 | First HR: June 1, 1930
1900s: Marty McManus, Browns
Birth date: March 14, 1900 | First HR: June 30, 1921