San Diego Padres star Xander Bogaerts has been one of the best infielders in baseball for quite some time. And he now holds an accomplishment that no other MLB player has done after Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
Saturday’s game took place in Mexico City, a venue that caters to offense with increased elevation compared to every other MLB stadium.
Bogaerts didn’t have the best game, but he did make an impact in the contest. The four-time All-Star went just 1-5 in the game but took Giants pitcher Jake Junis deep in the bottom of the fourth inning for a solo home run.
— Bally Sports San Diego (@BallySportsSD) April 21, 2023
This was just one of 11 total home runs in an absolutely ridiculous game. The Padres took home a 16-11 victory.
Bogaerts’ home run put him in a class of his own when it comes to international games in the MLB. He became the only player to hit a home run in four different countries, the United States, Canada, England, and now Mexico.
Xander Bogaerts: International Man of Homers pic.twitter.com/mgi8TzN66m
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 30, 2023
Some may be shocked and confused by England being in here since MLB games are not typically played there. Xander Bogaerts took part in the London Series in 2019 while he was on the Boston Red Sox where he hit a home run against the New York Yankees.
It is truly an amazing feat for Bogaerts, and he will have his chance to add to his great international numbers in Game 2 of the Mexico City Series on Sunday.