New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton (34) touched base for the 400th time.
Stanton started in the No. 5 spot in the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
One of his hits was a home run.
Stanton stepped to the plate with two outs in the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1 and lifted a three-pitch low slider from Detroit’s Jose Cisneros over the left-center field fence.
It was his 22nd home run of the season and the 400th of his career, which came in two games against the Houston Astros on April 2.
Stanton became the fourth player to arch the 400th in 1,520 games, the fourth-fewest in history.
Only three players have reached 400 home runs faster than Stanton: Mark McGwire (1412 games), Babe Ruth (1475 games), and Alex Rodriguez (1489 games).
Only three other active players have reached the 400-homer plateau, including Stanton: Miguel Cabrera (Detroit, 510) and Nelson Cruz (San Diego Padres, 464). Stanton is the 10th player to hit 400 home runs in a Yankees uniform.
Stanton, who made his big league debut in 2010 with the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins), remained in Miami through 2017 before joining the Yankees in a trade prior to the 2018 season.
Despite the high expectations, Stanton’s career was hampered by frequent injuries. He’s been injured so often that he’s been labeled as a glass house.
This year was no different, as he suffered a hamstring injury early in the season that kept him out for over a month. Even when he returned to health, he didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Stanton is batting just .205 in 86 games this year, barely avoiding a one-hit wonder.
“I understand the fans’ frustration,” Stanton said, “but whatever they’re doing is nothing compared to what I’m feeling,” according to MLB.com.메이저사이트
Stanton, who has had to deal with boos at home, raised his helmet in response to the crowd’s applause after hitting his 400th home run.