Bo Jackson would be proud if he saw what Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just did. After striking out against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Vlad broke his bat over his knee, a reminder of what Jackson did back in the day when he played for the Kansas City Royals.

Naturally, fans had a lot to say about the incident. Some were very impressed by this show of strength, others however were not as impressed. Even celebrities like Rex Chapman were impressed.

Other fans weren’t as impressed, noting that Bo Jackson actually broke his bat over his head, which was far more impressive than what Vlad pulled off.

Gurrero is not having a bad season so far. He is batting .287 with 31 RBIs and 7 home runs so far this season. Gurrero’s batting average in his career as a pro thus far is way better than Jackson had as a pro. It may come as a surprise to some fans to know that Jackson’s batting average when he retired was just .250.

But Jackson was known more for his spectacular plays on the field, than his batting average.  He will be more remembered for that than anything else he had done in his 8 years of playing.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.