Apr 26, 2012, 5:27 PM EST
Here’s a pretty incredible tidbit, courtesy of MLB’s official “Stat of the Day” feed on Twitter:
Matt Kemp joined Mickey Mantle (1956) and Willie Mays (1964) as only CFs in liveball era to hit 10 HRs within their team’s first 19 games.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 26, 2012
Matt Kemp is hitting .449 with 10 homers in 19 games, leading the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, hits, total bases, RBIs, runs, and probably several hundred other categories.
As a wise man once said: “Woah.”
- Matt Kemp remains “in play” for the Red Sox 39
- Robinson Cano “didn’t want to play” for Joe Girardi 89
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran 121
- Mike Napoli agrees to two-year, $32 million deal with Red Sox 36
- Curtis Granderson leaves Yankees for Mets (and $60 million) 68
- Robinson Cano agrees to $240 million deal with Mariners (260)
- Yankees agree to seven-year, $153M contract with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (160)
- Report: Mariners willing to offer Robinson Cano a 10-year, $240 million deal (143)
- Report: Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal with Carlos Beltran (121)
- Brett Gardner is drawing “significant” trade interest (108)