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Kris Bryant Homered His Way Into the Record Books (VIDEO)

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Up, the catcher requested.

Way up.

With two strikes and an eight-pitch battle underway, the Brewers were going to try to beat Kris Bryant with a high fastball.


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Get. It. Up. Preferably on the outer half.

The pitcher did not oblige:

That was a 102.5 mph laser off the bat, and although it was at the top of the zone, it was simply not up enough, and it was in a spot where Bryant could get his hands in and around, and yank the ball out.

In so doing, Bryant hit his 20th homer of the year, and set a Cubs record:

That’s a pretty incredible feat. You could include Billy Williams (and perhaps some others that don’t immediately come to my mind) if you caveated first three *full* seasons, since Williams was up for just 30 games split between his first two seasons.


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Bryant, who also doubled in the game and had three hits last night, is hitting .279/.396/.524 on the year, with a 138 wRC+.

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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