Joey Gallo is quickest in the AL
Joey Gallo hit his 100th homer for the Texas Rangers and in the process he overtook Mark McGwire as quickest player to reach 100 homers in American League history. It took McGwire 393 games to hit a hundred
Gallo is also second all-time in the number of strikeouts is his first 377 games. Gallo has whiffed 524 times topped only by Miguel Sano‘s 577.
Gallo also uniquely holds another distinction in that he is the only player in baseball history with 100+ homers and less than 100 singles; Gallo has 93 one-baggers.
Gallo is a lifetime .210 hitter making him the first 100-home run hitter amongst batters who hit .210 or less. Mike Zunino could overtake Gallo. Zunino is lifetime .208 batter and has hit 96 homers.
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