Juan Soto puts himself in conversation with Griffey with homer
Juan Soto put himself in the same conversation as Ken Griffey Jr with a home run he hit on Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals rookie homered in the top of the fourth inning against the New York Yankees. With the homer, he became the youngest player to hit a dinger at Yankee Stadium since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.
Juan Soto: youngest player with a regular-season HR at Yankee Stadium since Ken Griffey Jr. on May 30, 1989. Griffey was 19 years, 190 days old. Soto is 19 years, 231 days old.
That, of course, was a prior iteration Yankee Stadium.
If we include postseason? 1996 Andruw Jones.
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) June 14, 2018
The homer barely got out of the park, but credit Soto for his oppo power.
You won’t believe where this lands. pic.twitter.com/AS0IElHP6M
— MLB (@MLB) June 14, 2018
Soto’s call-up by the Nats was met with plenty of fanfare, and he has lived up to the hype. The 19-year-old entered the game batting .339 with a 1.043 OPS, which is just absurd for a player so young.