On April 22nd, he made his major league debut against the Toronto Blue Jays and went 0-for-4 at second base in a 5-1 victory. For the first time since the last days of September 1989, the Yankees’ starting lineup featured only players under the age of 30.
This was an interesting side note to the game itself. The following day, he hit his first home run of the season. Josh Tomlin of the Indians was the opponent for his first career home run on May 4th, 2013.
On May 6th, he blasted a three-run homer against Indians pitcher Dan Otero to give New York a 7-4 victory, their 15th win in their last 16 games, and his second career homer.
When Bartolo Colon made his MLB debut in April 1997, he was just three months old. On May 21st, he had the first two-homer game of his career, connecting twice against the ageless Colon of the Texas Rangers in a 10-5 win.
He also hit a home run in each of his following two games, making him the youngest player in franchise history to do it.
His home run against Jim Johnson of the Los Angeles Angels on May 25th was the winning margin in a 2-1 victory, making it four straight games for him. At the age of 23, he became only the fourth player in history to hit four home runs in a row.
For the month of May, he hit .317 with nine home runs and 24 RBIs, making him the American League Rookie of the Month. Injured on July 4th, he was placed on the disabled list and his season was halted.
However, he was selected to represent the American League at the 2018 All-Star Game, despite starting the year in the minors. However, he was replaced due to an injury.
He finished the season with a .271 batting average, 24 home runs, and 77 RBIs in 123 games. Although he would have been the Rookie of the Year if he had played more games, he came in third place behind Shohei Ohtani and teammate Andujar.
The Yankees beat the Athletics in the Wild Card Game, although he was held hitless in three postseason at-bats. In the Division Series, he went 4 for 13 against the Red Sox.
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