The 2019 New York Yankees set a new league record on June 25, homering in their 28th straight game. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff home run to left field against the Blue Jays Tuesday night that etched them into the record books.
On Monday night, Aaron Hicks tied the record set by the 2002 Texas Rangers with a long ball in 27 consecutive contests that started in Kansas City on May 29th.
During this streak, it’s worth noting that 12 different Yankees have hit home runs and that they’ve hit 46 as a team during the streak leading into Tuesday nights game.
From top to bottom and now with a healthy Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton plus the recent acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners, who was already leading the American League in home runs, this is one of the scariest lineups in baseball EVER.
They’re currently on pace to tie their MLB record-setting total from last season and are on that pace despite their two biggest sluggers missing time due to injuries. Last season they set the record by smashing 266 home runs.
The Yankees are already among the most hated teams in all of sports, and if this team can continue to produce the numbers they’re capable of, there’s going to be a lot more haters at the end of the season.