The Seattle Mariners did not seem to have given them a massive contract worth 407 million dollars (about 539.8 billion won). Julio Rodriguez set a major league “first” record, and this time he even wrote the club’s second history.
Rodriguez started as the center fielder and the second batter in the home game against the LA Angels in the 2023 Major League Baseball at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) and swung the bat with four hits (one home run) and two RBIs in five at-bats.먹튀검증
Rodriguez played in 132 games in his first year of debut with 145 hits, 28 home runs, 75 RBIs, 84 runs, 25 steals, and a batting average of 0.284 OPS 0.852 and held a mega contract of up to $407 million (about 539.8 billion won) for up to 18 years. And now it is being reborn from a ‘special hopeful’ to a ‘superstar’.
Rodriguez made his 25th arch in a showdown with Cincinnati on the 5th, recording 25 home runs and 25 steals for the second consecutive year. According to Sarah Reims of “MLB.com ” at the time, Rodriguez achieved a feat of 25 home runs and 25 steals for two consecutive seasons after her “first-ever” debut, and this time, she made 30 home runs and 30 steals.
Seattle knelt 5-8 against the Angels on the same day, but Rodriguez’s presence was by far unrivaled. Rodriguez hit the center field in the top of the first inning, even though Angels starter Reed Detmouth’s second slider was well out of the outer strike zone. And he even scored a goal by stepping home on Carl Raleigh’s two-run home run.
Rodriguez stepped down with a grounder to third base in his second at-bat in the third inning, but his bat later burned. Rodriguez completed the “multi-hit game” by hitting a 44.2 mile (about 151.6km) four-seam fastball from Detmouth in his third at-bat as the leadoff hitter in the sixth inning to create a double to right field. However, it was regrettable that it was not connected to the score.
Rodriguez faced Angels’ changed pitcher Jose Soriano in the bottom of the eighth inning without a runner with two outs, and this time, he hit a low curve toward his body in the third pitch and recorded an infield hit to the third baseman. And in the bottom of the 10th inning of extra time, trailing 4-5, Jose Marte’s sinker was pumped as hard as he could to hit a tie-breaking solo home run over the middle fence.
Rodriguez’s hit stretched at a speed of 105.2 miles (about 169.3 kilometers), flew 402 feet (about 122.5 meters) and then easily crossed the middle stands. With this home run, Rodriguez set a record. He joined the 30-30 club with 30 home runs and 30 steals. This has also led to the club’s history.
As a Seattle player, there has been no one other than ‘legendary’ Alex Rodriguez who has recorded 30 home runs and 30 steals. Alex Rodriguez joined his first 30-30 club in Seattle in 1998 with 35 home runs and 46 steals. And Julio Rodriguez made his name in the history book for the second time in the club’s history as he operated his 30th home run.
Rodriguez’s 30 home runs led to another record, according to Sarah Reims. It was the fourth time since Alex Rodriguez (1998, now retired), Mike Trout (2012, now Los Angeles Angels) and Ronald Acuna Jr. (2023, now Atlanta Braves) had 30 home runs at the age of 22.
Rodriguez can still glare at other records. It’s 30 home runs and 40 steals. Rodriguez currently has 36 stolen bases, and if he adds four in the remaining games, he could be the third player of all time to achieve 30-40 stolen bases at a young age under the age of 22 after Alex Rodriguez (42 home runs-46 stolen bases in 1998) and Mike Trout (2012, 30 home runs-49 stolen bases).
Rodriguez stood as the “best” player in his two seasons in the Major League. Much attention will inevitably be paid to the history Rodriguez will write in the future.