Thursday, September 22, 2011

Name the 7 players that began a season under the age of 27 and joined 35/35 club

Matt Kemp watching his 35th homer.

Pix - AP

After I said last night Matt Kemp will most likely not join the 40/40 club {linked here}, what does he do? Hit his 35th homer of the season.

From Elias Sports Bureau -

Matt Kemp hit his 35th home run of the season to go along with his 40 stolen bases on Wednesday night. Only six other players that began a season under the age of 27 have registered at least 35 home runs and 40 stolen bases: Willie Mays (1956), Eric Davis (1987), Jose Canseco (1988), Alex Rodriguez (1998), Alfonso Soriano (2002) and Carlos Beltran (2004).

Just amazing.

Current stats -

.322 (3rd. Jose Reyes and Ryan Braun are tied for first, .330)
35 HR (2nd. Albert Pujols is first with 36 HR)
116 RBI's (1st! Ryan Howard is second with 113)

It will be very difficult but you can't dismiss the possibility.

1 game at Dodger Stadium (versus Giants)
3 @ Petco Park
3 @ Chase Field.

Good luck Matt!

1 comment:

Matt said...

You can't forget the 1 makeup game we have against the Nats. If he gets to 39 homers MLB better reschedule that game!