Manny Machado won’t stop. Manny Machado won’t stop.
The 20 year old phenom third baseman doubled in his first at-bat on Wednesday against the Angels. The two-bagger in the bottom of the second was Machado’s league-leading 28th of the season.
Yeah, the Orioles have the Major League leader in homers (Chris Davis) and doubles (Mucho).
With that double, Machado is currently on pace for 68 this season, which would break the previous single-season doubles record (67) held by Earl Webb in 1931. The top six-spots on the single-season doubles record list are all players from the 1930s. Todd Helton recorded 59 in 2000, he’s the only guy in the top nine that didn’t play in the 20s or 30s.
So basically, Machado is on pace to break an 80+ year record.
What a stud.
Manny Machado is the reason babies are made.
— Jason Parks (@ProfessorParks) May 24, 2013