Lourdes Gurriel Jr is a Cuban professional baseball left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for Sancti Spíritus and the Industriales of the Cuban National Series before defecting from Cuba.
New Hampshire was the team where Gurriel made his professional debut in 2018. He had a.347 batting average in 12 games before being promoted to the majors on April 20.
During his debut, Gurriel had two hits and three hits with three RBIs. Gurriel’s first career home run came on April 28 against Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colón.
On July 27, Gurriel blasted two home runs in a 10-5 win over the Chicago White Sox, his first multi-home run game.
With two hits in Toronto’s game the next night against the White Sox, Gurriel made history as the only rookie in modern baseball history to have 10 straight multi-hit games.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, a rookie in 1911, was the last person to accomplish this accomplishment. Gurriel’s 11 consecutive multi-hit games on July 29 eclipsed Jackson’s rookie record. 1912 was also the year when Jackson set the all-time American League record with an 11-game multi-hit streak for the Yankees.
Jackson’s 1911 rookie record was broken by Gurriel at the same time as he tied Jackson’s all-time AL mark. On July 29, Gurriel was injured on his third hit of the game and was later placed on the disabled list as a result.
A strained left hamstring forced Gurriel’s season-ending retirement on September 25.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Height: How Tall Is Lourdes Gurriel Jr.?
Professional baseball left fielder for the Toronto Blue Jays Lourdes Gurriel is 1.9m tall.