Although the Texas Rangers haven’t been able to come home with a World Series trophy, nobody will ever accuse them of not putting forth their best effort.
Unlike most teams who mortgage their future to be talented in the present, the Texas Rangers routinely seem to have a stocked minor league system, so it shouldn’t surprise anybody that one of their up and coming young sluggers has shattered a record held since 1962.
Joey Gallo, a third baseman in the Rangers system recently hit his 40th home run of the season, making it the first time a teenager (!!!) has hit 40 home runs in a professional baseball season in 51 years.
Even more impressive for Gallo, who spent the season playing for Low-A Hickory, was that he missed almost the entire month of July and still was able to put up such a record.
It’s no fluke either as Gallo broke records last year during the Arizona League, hitting 18 in 43 games.
He’s as much of a strikeout machine as he is a home run hitting machine, but the power is extremely impressive.