Toronto Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette, Matt Chapman and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just broke a 1901 record held by Nap Lajoie, Socks Seybold and Lave Cross
By Zach Laing1 month ago
Step aside, Nap Lajoie, Socks Seybold and Lave Cross — there’s a new trio of sluggers in town.
For the first time since those three each had 16+ hits in the first nine games of the 1901 season, Bo Bichette, Matt Chapman and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have done the same.
The Jays’ trio of sluggers have had a tremendous start to the season and are absolutely mashing balls to start the year with each posting 16 hits through the first nine games of this season.
All three seem to be connecting on nearly everything coming their way and they’ve been a bit part of the Jays success early on in the season. Most notably, Chapman’s year has been exceptional so far. He’s slid up the lineup from the seven spot he’s usually held and has found himself batting cleanup.
The trio that played for the Athletics all had good seasons, but Nap Lajoie (pictured above) really ran away with it dominating the American League. He won the batting Triple Crown that season posting a .426 BA while hitting 14 home runs and driving in 125 runs. His 232 hits and his BA led all major leagues.
Now, it’s not to say that any of the three are about to have Triple Crown bating season, but it would be incredible to see any of these three near the top of the AL hitting ranks this year.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at email@example.com.
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