Reigning NL MVP Yelich to compete in HR Derby
MLB's home-run leader will be swinging for the fences in Cleveland next month. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich confirmed on Saturday that he'll compete in this year's Home Run Derby on July 8 at Progressive Field. "I'm going to do it," Yelich said after his team's 3-1 win over the Pirates, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I thought it would be something that would be fun. I grew up watching it on TV. I feel like now is as good a time as any. We'll see how it goes.
Yelich was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and attended Westlake High School. During his freshman year, he batted .373 with 25 hits and 16 Yelich played for the Gulf Coast League Marlins for six games, getting nine hits and seven strikeouts with a batting average of .375 before being
Christian Yelich . Position: Outfielder. Bats : Left • Throws: Right. Agents: Paragon Sports International. National Team: us USA (WBC). Full Name: Christian Stephen Yelich .
Milwaukee Brewers star and reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich.
He’s in the midst one of thefor a hitter in recent history. Yelich enters the final weekend before the All-Star Break hitting .328 with 31 homers and 67 RBI.
Yelich has also now accomplished another feat. In preparation for Monday night’s Home Run Derby, the star hit a ball completely out of PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Not only that, it hit a window of a boat parked in the Allegheny River. The cops were called. Yelich was not arrested.
Christian Yelich did a practice round for the Home Run Derby at PNC Park today with former Marlins coach Pat Shine. He broke the window of a boat parked in the Allegheny River outside right field. Cops were called, Yelich was not arrested.
MLB batters set HR record for 2nd straight month, hit 1,142
NEW YORK (AP) — A month after setting a record for most home runs in a month, big league batters did it again and are on pace to shatter the season mark. The Elias Sports Bureau said Monday that batters hit 1,142 home runs in June, seven more than in May. Five of the top six home run months have been in the last three years. August 2017 is third at 1,119, followed by June 2017 (1,101), May 2000 (1,069) and May 2017 (1,060). A total of 3,421 home runs were hit in 1,255 games through Sunday, an average of 2.73 per game. That is up 19% from the 2.28 average through June last year, when 2,822 home runs were hit in 1,236 games.— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert)
If Yelich ’s ability to turn batted balls into hits is a fluke, it’s a fluke that’s been going on longer than Second, FanGraphs’ HR -FB ratio is simply the total number of home runs divided by the total Yelich ’s unique combination of hard- hit percentage and proclivity for hitting ground balls makes him
Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with his bat and glove, including his 30th home run of the season in the 8-6 win against the Reds.
The beauty of this story knows no bounds. Yelich literally went out there and broke the window of a boat parked in the Allegheny River. Just let that sink in for a second.
While this didn’t happen during a game, we’re still going to go ahead and reward Yelich with a homer. There’s nothing else left to be done here.
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Cops release surveillance video of suspect wanted in bizarre cabbie death.
Cops on Tuesday released surveillance video of a robbery suspect whose actions they say inadvertently caused a cabbie’s death. The young suspect, sporting a white T-shirt and bright red shorts, is wanted for questioning in the death of Mohammad Zafrullah, a 65-year-old Bangaldeshi immigrant who drove a yellow cab for more than 20 years. Zafrullah had just dropped his passenger off on Seward Ave. near Rosedale Ave. in Soundview when the fare reached into the cab’s open front passenger window and snatched Zafrullah’s backpack about 11:40 p.m. Sunday.