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SportsVlad Guerrero Jr. took a page of the MLB record book away from Danny Ainge, of all people

20:26  15 may  2019
20:26  15 may  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr . (born March 16, 1999) is a Canadian–Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball ( MLB ).

Of all the people that Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the most-hyped prospect baseball has seen in years, could be linked to, we’re pretty certain nobody ever expected this one.

And we’re talking about a guy who has already been rubbing elbows with Drake.

Vlad Jr. put himself in the Toronto Blue Jays record books Tuesday night when he hit first (and later his second) career homers against the San Francisco Giants. At 20 years and 59 days old, he became the youngest player in Jays history to hit a homer in the big leagues.

Who had the record before? Unless you’ve memorized the Blue Jays record book, you’ll never guess.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr . went deep for the first time in his young career Tuesday night, homering in the same It took him just two more plate appearances to go deep again. After going 14 games without a big fly, Guerrero homered in the first inning of the Blue Jays game against the San Francisco Giants.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr . hit his first major league home run Tuesday, becoming the youngest player in Toronto Blue Jays history to touch 'em all. It took him just two more plate appearances to go deep again. After going 14 games without a home run, Guerrero homered in the first inning of the Blue

It’s not Carlos Delgado or Tony Fernandez or Vernon Wells or Fred McGriff. Nope, it’s a guy better known for a different type of ball altogether. Vlad Jr. broke the record held by Danny Ainge of all people!

These days, you probably know Ainge as the president of the Boston Celtics. You may also remember him as the Phoenix Suns head coach or a two-time NBA Finals-winning player with the Celtics. But do you remember him as a young Toronto Blue Jay?

Vlad Guerrero Jr. took a page of the MLB record book away from Danny Ainge, of all people © Provided by Oath Inc. Vlad Jr. (R) beat Danny Ainge in the Blue Jays record book. (Getty Images)

It’s true. Ainge was drafted by the Blue Jays in 1977 and made it to the big leagues in 1979 at 20 years old. He hit his only two homers that season and none the next. After playing 86 games for the Jays in 1981 with a .187 batting average, Ainge decided to try basketball instead. It’ll go down in history as the right choice, as basketball has been more fruitful than baseball figured to.

Vlad at 10 games: Guerrero Jr. has yet to live up to the hype

Vlad at 10 games: Guerrero Jr. has yet to live up to the hype Through his first 10 games of his major-league career, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him by the team, fans and media alike. But he's not baseball's first phemon to struggle early on.

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year. Toronto Blue Jays invited non-roster 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr . to spring training. July 31, 2018. 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr . assigned to Buffalo Bisons from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Vladimir Guerrero Jr . homered twice to become the third-youngest player to hit his first two major league homers in the same game, and the Toronto Blue Two-sport star Danny Ainge was the youngest Blue Jays player to homer, doing so on June 2, 1979 at 20 years, 77 days old.

His baseball career did have provide this one little bit of history. But not anymore. Not in the Vlad Jr. era.

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