The Hall of Famer, Johnny Bench, congratulate on Spanish to the Venezuelan Salvador Perez after he broke his record home runs for a catcher in the Major League Baseball – MLB.
Through his Twitter account, Johnny Bench took the time to dedicate a line in Spanish to Salvador Pérez, who this Monday broke his record for home runs for a receiver in a Major League season, reaching 46 complete laps with the team of the Kansas City Royals in 2021.
“A very strong man! A great man. congratulations Salvador Pérez. Most home runs by a catcher in a season, “wrote the great Johnny Bench in our language.
Here the report:
– Johnny Bench (@ JohnnyBench_5) September 20, 2021
We had to wait 51 years for a receiver to break Bench’s record in that 1970 MLB season and it was Venezuelan Pérez, who this 2021 is marking what is undoubtedly his best season at a professional level, where the offensive numbers that he is establishing they are truly memorable and will be marked for the history of this sport.
In addition, it is not the first time that this receiver member of the MLB Hall of Fame dedicates a few words to the Venezuelan mask, since a few months ago they asked him about the best catcher in baseball today and said that Pérez was alone, putting him on on top of Yadier Molina and Buster Posey, who are also horses of this position.
What’s next for Salvy?
Salvador Pérez after leaving Johnny Bench behind, will seek at least four more home runs in the 2021 season to become the Venezuelan player with the most home runs in an MLB season, surpassing Eugenio Suárez’s 49 in 2019.
In addition, added to the fact that in the game against the Indians he hit his 46th homer of the year, he gave us this defensive pearl showing the quality of his arm behind the plate.
Where are you going? GET OUT OF THERE! 🚫
– MLB Venezuela (@MLBVenezuela) September 20, 2021