Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Congrats to Mark Teixeira - 12th game homering from both sides
Mark Teixeira is quickly establishing himself as one of the greatest switch hitters in MLB history. Earlier this year, he hit his 300th career homer. Last night, he hit his 30th and 31st homers - becoming only the fourth Yankee (Ruth, Maris, ARod) to his 30+ in each of his first three seasons with the team.
Last night's two HR effort against the White Sox was also significant because it was the twelfth time Tex has homered from both sides of the plate in the same game. That broke a tie with Chili Davis and HOFer Eddie Murray and gave Mark sole position of first place atop that list. Hopefully he'll distance himself from the pack in the coming years.