Gleyber Torres Enters Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio Territory in Yankees' Record Book

Mike Esposito
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Gleyber Torres pretty much beat the Baltimore Orioles by himself on Thursday afternoon, going 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBI on the day. That kind of MVP-caliber performance is impressive in and of itself, but each of his home runs actually put him in historic company in the New York Yankees' record book.

The first homer that the 22-year-old middle infielder crushed Thursday afternoon marked the 25th of his young career, tying him with all-time great Lou Gehrig for fifth-most long balls by a Yankee before age 23.

Being in the same company as the "Iron Horse" is quite the accomplishment, but Torres' wasn't done making history until his second jack of the game in the sixth inning.

With that second homer, Torres became the third-youngest Yankees player in the live-ball era with at least 10 total bases in a single game. Who were the two players to do it sooner? None other than Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.

Torres' career day is one of the few bright spots in New York's slow start to the season. As long as he keeps raking, the Bronx Bombers will have a fighting chance to stay competitive until they're completely healthy.

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