Manny Machado Becomes Second-Youngest Player To Homer In A Postseason Game

Manny Machado Becomes Second-Youngest Player To Homer In A Postseason Game [With GIF]

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Manny Machado homers in the ALDS for the Orioles against the Yankees
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What were you doing when you were 20 years old? Probably not hitting home runs in postseason games.

Don’t worry, I wasn’t either.

But Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was — on Wednesday night he became the second-youngest player to homer in a postseason game behind Andruw Jones.

Machado swung at a first pitch breaking ball from Hiroki Kuroda in the top of the fifth and drove the ball 407 feet to left centerfield to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead.

The only other 20 year olds to hit bombs in the playoffs were Mickey Mantle and Miguel Cabrera.

That’s a pretty nice list right there folks.

GIF after the bump.

Manny Machado homers for Orioles in ALDS vs. Yankees