Bo Bichette made his major league debut as the starting shortstop against the Kansas City Royals on July 29th, and he did not have to wait long to get his first hit, as he singled off Brad Keller on the second pitch he saw, finishing the day 1 for 4.
Two days later, against Jakob Junis of the Royals, he hit his first home run as part of a three-hit day in a 4-1 victory.
In his first nine games, Bo had ten extra-base hits, the most by a player since at least 1908.
He also made a team record by hitting safely in each of those nine games, which was the longest hitting streak by a Blue Jays player to begin his career.
He doubled for the eighth consecutive game on August 7th, beating Carlos Delgado’s team record of seven sets in 2000.
He hit his first home run against Domingo German of the New York Yankees on August 8th, extending his hitting streak to 11 games and his doubles streak to 9 games, all major league records.
After being shut out the next day, he broke out again on August 12th with a four-hit game in a 19-4 defeat of the Texas Rangers, giving him 26 hits in his first 15 games.
Before he was finally shut down on August 16th, he had a 17-game string of safely reaching base, just one game short of Rocco Baldelli’s record of 24.
He hit his first career two-homer game on August 20th against Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
How Much Does Bo Bichette Make?
Bo Bichette earns an annual average salary of $825,000.