The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Mr. Gary Sanchez

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At the beginning of this season, if you had told me that Gary Sanchez would bat .389 with an .458 On Base Percentage, a.832 Slugging Percentage, 11 home runs, with 21 runs batted in, I would have been skeptical about his batting average. If you told me that he did it only the month of August, I would have called you crazy. Here’s the story the behind the incredible first month of Gary Sanchez’s Career.

 

[Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images]

[Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images]

When Gary Sanchez was called up last year for a spot start against Chris Sale, he looked intimidated by the Major Leagues and struggled the whole game going 0-4 with a couple strikeouts. Low and behold, the Yankees sent Sanchez back down to the minor leagues.

 

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At the time, I couldn’t understand why the front office brought Sanchez up so quickly. Perhaps the front office wanted to give the fans a glimpse of what Gary Sanchez could do?

 

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The Yankees recalled Gary Sanchez up to the Major Leagues at the beginning of August. Since then, the man has done nothing but hit, throw out runners, and show maturity behind the plate as a signal caller and blocker.

Gary Sanchez represents the next new wave of Yankees deemed the Baby Bombers. Sanchez was called up to replace the exiting Alex Rodriguez and has become a huge figure in baseball. Sanchez’s glory throws shade over A-Rod’s “retirement” so much so that A-Rod hasn’t made the news since his departure, and that’s hard to believe.

Welcome to New York, Mr. Sanchez, we’ve been waiting for you.

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