Returning to the big leagues after 8 years, John Singleton (31, Houston Astros) announced a splendid revival with multiple homers.
On the 12th (local time), Singleton started 안전놀이터 as first baseman and number 7 hitter in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) LA Angels home game held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA.
Singleton led the team to a 11-3 victory with 3 hits in 4 at-bats (2 homers), 5 RBIs and 3 runs.
In the bottom of the second inning, which was trailing 0-1, Singleton pulled a four-seam fastball to his side and hit a come-from-behind three-run home run.
It was Singleton’s first home run of the season and his 15th career home run, 8 years and 16 days after the Angels match on July 30, 2015.
This is the longest home run gap since San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy hit a home run after 9 years and 52 days in 2015.
Narrowing down to Beast, it comes after Rafael Beliard (10 years and 144 days) in 1997.
After a long time, Singleton hit a wedge two-run four in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a 5-2 lead, and even wrote his first multi-home run record in his career.
According to data company Opta, Singleton is the first MLB player to break a home run gap of more than eight years with multiple home runs.
Singleton was considered one of the top prospects of his day, signing with Houston for five years and $10 million in 2014, his big league debut season.
However, Singleton, who had been in the minor leagues since 2016 with less than expected results, was eventually released from Houston in 2018 after being caught using cannabis several times.
Seeking a comeback, Singleton took the bat again in the Mexican League in 2021 and signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers last year.
He was released from Milwaukee in June of this year, but signed a minor league contract with Houston and returned to his home team after 5 years.