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Matt Carpenter makes history with the New York Yankees

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The Texas Rangers released Matt Carpenter on May 19. The Yankees signed him on May 26 and added him to the lineup that night. The rest, as they say, is history.

The New York Yankees were created in 1901, 121 years ago. With 27 World Series titles and the likes of Babe Ruth, Micky Mantle, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig all playing in stripes, they are baseball’s most storied franchise. Which makes it one of the hardest franchises to rewrite in the record books. Well, our own TCU Horned Frog legend, Matt Carpenter, managed to do just that, becoming the all-new Yankee legend.

Matt Carpenter hit 6 home runs in his first 10 games as a Yankee, more than any other Yankee in franchise history, including the legendary Babe Ruth. In fact, Trevor Story (another Texan) is the only other modern-era player in MLB to hit more than 6 home runs in the first 10 games with a team, which he did for the Colorado Rockies. in 2015.

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What Carpenter is doing in the Bronx is even more impressive on closer inspection because he hasn’t even started 3 of those 10 games but has become a pinch hitter. With that in mind, Carpenter hit 6 home runs in his first 7 starts as a Yankee. Needless to say, he quickly became a folk hero for the current top baseball team. As enjoyable as it is to read the story of Matt Carpenter’s bat-making, it’s even more enjoyable to witness it.

On Sunday, Carpenter hit 2 home runs and 7 RBIs while making his first start at third base, capping a historic start to his Yankee career. Hopefully he can continue to produce throughout the season and for years to come.

Matt Carpenter 2022 Stats as of June 13

Games Departures A B H HOUR RBI BB K AVERAGE OBP SLG

ten

seven

24

8

6

13

5

seven

.333

.467

1.125


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