Aug 3, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT
Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate last night. It was the 12th time he has done that in his career, and that’s a record. The previous record was 11 — duh — and until Teixeira’s second homer, he shared it with Eddie Murray and Chili Davis.
Those homers likewise tie Teixeira with Ruben Sierra for sixth place on the all-time home run list for switch hitters, with 306.
Next up: Reggie Smith at 314. Once he gets there, the only ones ahead of him are Chili Davis, Chipper Jones, Eddie Murray and Mickey Mantle.
UPDATE: Oops. Forgot about Berkman, who has 355.
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