The Venezuelan of the Kansas City Royals, Salvador Perez, hit 47 home runs in the 2021 season of Major League Baseball – MLB and surpassed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and equaled Andres Galarraga in a record of home runs for Venezuelans in a campaign.
This Tuesday, through the Royals vs Indians game, Salvador Pérez hit the 47th home run on his personal account in the 2021 season and passed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the lead and tied Andrés Galarraga as the second Venezuelan with the most home runs in the same campaign. Major League Baseball player “El Gato” hit that number in the 1996 season.
The bottom of the sixth inning of the aforementioned game was played and the Venezuelan Pérez hit a solo homer to put the Royals to win 4-3, being a long hit through left field against pitcher Aaron Civale, who left a splitter wrongly located and He unleashed his power to reach 118 RBIs and also lead this department in the MLB.
Salvador Pérez! 🗣 There are already 47! 👀 We repeat, IT’S NOW 47! 🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/ZVDl34TVte
– LasMayores (@LasMayores) September 29, 2021
That hit with which Salvador Pérez becomes the leader of the home run department of the 2021 season had an exit velocity of 108.1 miles per hour and reached 429 feet, which continue to demonstrate the great year he is having. In addition, this home run comes today, September 28, the day that marks the 15th anniversary of his signing as a professional.
- Surpasses Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with 47 homers for the 2021 season lead
- Ties Andrés Galarraga’s 47 home runs in the 1996 season
- He is three home runs (50) away from becoming the Venezuelan with the most home runs in an MLB season
In addition, Pérez reaches 118 RBIs and leads all of baseball in 2021, making it difficult for the Dominican Guerrero Jr. who fights for the triple batting crown.
After this hit, Salvy is hitting .277, with 167 hits, 47 home runs, 118 RBIs and 81 runs scored.