Hispanic Yordan Álvarez makes history with the Houston Astros after reaching 100 home runs in the Major Leagues [Video] | The USA Print

Yordan Álvarez reached 100 home runs in the MLB.

Yordan Álvarez reached 100 home runs in the MLB.

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The Cuban guy Yordan Álvarez has shaped his name in the history of the Houston Astros and the Major Leagues thanks to his great start to the season that led him on Monday to reach the round figure of 100 home runs in his team’s defeat against the Detroit Tigers 7-6.

With the hit connected this Monday, Álvarez became the fastest Astros player to reach one hundred home runs, a total of 372 gamessurpassing the previous mark that belonged to the gunner Lance Berkman, who achieved it in 452 games.

The Cuban himself confessed that setting this record took him a bit by surprise since, although he knew that he was close to reaching 100 home runs, he only thought about helping his team and boy did he do it because he managed to tie the score momentarily 4-4.

“When I connected the ball, at that moment, the truth is that I was not thinking about it. I knew I was one or two away [HR para llegar a 100]but it really did not cross my mind (…) What I was thinking at the time is, ‘OK, great, I just tied the game.’ And then I realized when I turned to see the board. And it said 100 HR. Magnificent”, expressed the islander.

Álvarez set this new record for the Astros with a true-to-style shot, launching the ball at a speed of 110.6 mph and reaching a distance of 435 feet.

It should be noted that, with this home run, the Cuban became the fifth player in MLB history to reach one hundred home runs the fastestsurpassed by Ryan Howard (325), Pete Alonso (347), Gary Sánchez (355) and Aaron Judge (371).

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