Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. marks anniversary of pop’s historic feat with two of his personal homers


Fernando Tatis Jr. confirmed impeccable timing in his two-home-run recreation Friday night time.

The Padres shortstop went deep in consecutive at-bats in opposition to Clayton Kershaw throughout a 6-1 San Diego victory, however even higher than the “what” was the “when”: Tatis did it on the twenty second anniversary of his father hitting two grand slams in the identical inning.

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And the “the place” was fairly nice, too: The Tatises each did their factor at Dodger Stadium. 

Oh, and did we point out that the youthful Tatis wears 23, his pops’ previous quantity? Yep, two 23s doing particular issues on the twenty third.

The elder Tatis made baseball historical past April 23, 1999, with back-to-back slams within the third inning in opposition to LA right-hander Chan Ho Park for the Cardinals. His son homered to nearly the identical areas of the stadium off Kershaw. 

Dad has son beat eight RBIs to 2 as each of Junior’s massive flies had been solo photographs, however that is a minor quibble with such a significant enjoyable second.

“Me enjoying at the moment on this subject and doing, not what he did however one thing shut, it simply means lots for me and for my household,” the youthful Tatis instructed MLB Community in a postgame interview.

Tatis was three months previous when his dad hit the 2 slams, however in fact he discovered all about what occurred. He knew earlier than the sport that he was about to play in the identical park on the anniversary. 

“It’s a big day however we did not speak about it, most likely as a result of we each learn about baseball, we do not wish to jinx it,” he stated. “What can I say? We’re simply glad it occurred.”

And to listen to Tatis inform it, his personal home-run story will likely be an indelible chapter within the household historical past.

“It is undoubtedly one thing me and my household will always remember, one thing that we’re undoubtedly going to take to the grave,” he stated.

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