New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is enjoying the best season of his MLB career and on Wednesday, he stamped his place in the franchise's record books, which is no easy task.
In the bottom of the fourth against the Minnesota Twins, Gregorius cracked his 25th home run of the year, a three-run hot, breaking Derek Jeter's Yankee record for most home runs in a single season by a shortstop. Jeter had hit 24 home runs in 1999 while driving in a career-best 102 RBI.
Even during a record-breaking moment, Gregorius took a moment to apologize to Twins catcher Joe Mauer, whom he had hit with his bat.
See? Sportsmanship isn't completely dead:
While he owns the Yankees record, Gregorius is nowhere near the MLB records for most home runs hit in a season by a shortstop:
1. Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers)- 57 in 2002
2. Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers)- 52 in 2001
3. Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs)- 47 in 1958