The A’s completed a four-game sweep of the Yankees with a 4-3 win at Oakland Alameda Coliseum. It was the sixth straight loss for the Yankees, who are off Monday before returning home to the Bronx to begin a three-game set with the Angels.
The Yankees (38-29) have lost their lead in the American League East as the Red Sox (39-30) tied them atop the division with Sunday night’s 6-5 victory in Houston.
Yet here it was, late Thursday, a week after minicamps concluded; in late June, a month before training camp opens, and the Chiefs were agreeing to part ways with John Dorsey. He’s the fifth general manager to be replaced this offseason, and he follows one who was fired after the Combine (Scot McCloughan, Washington) and another who was fired the day after his team’s draft (Doug Whaley, Bills).
Elite Kids Tedric Thompson Jersey No, there’s never been a rookie to mash 50 homers. Not even in the homer-happy Steroid Era, or in previous iterations of the Juiced Ball?. Only one guy has even come close, and even he struggled to reach that precipice. That’s not to say it defintely won’t happen (because baseball is cool and weird), only that the game’s history tells us that the odds are long, no matter how great things look early on. Not impossible, just improbable.
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Entering play Monday, Judge is on pace for 58 homers. That would smash the current record for rookies 鈥?49 鈥?set by Mark McGwire in 1987. Bellinger, who hit two dingers Sunday, is up to 24 and on pace for 50, which would also best McGwire’s mark. But we only need to look to McGwire’s 1987 season for perspective on why his record is probably safe for now.