To help fill the baseball void, we’re flipping the calendar back one year to remind us all just how awesome our great game is. Here's a look back at the best of April 11, 2019:
Mets slugger Pete Alonso delivered a debut season for the ages in 2019, leading the Majors and setting an all-time rookie record with 53 homers. None was as hard as the one he hit against the Braves one year ago today.
Best of the rest:
Mariners make home run history, continue torrid start: The Mariners were the talk of baseball early last year, racing to a 13-2 start despite trading a number of productive veterans during the offseason. Seattle also set an all-time record for consecutive games with at least one home run to start a season, eventually running its streak to 20 games.
The M's were unable to keep up their winning ways, however, going 55-92 the rest of the season.
Davis records second straight two-homer game: After crushing 40-plus homers in 2016, '17 and '18, Khris Davis appeared to be headed there again last season when he went deep 10 times in his first 17 games, including back-to-back multi-homer efforts against the Orioles at Camden Yards. The second of those two games came on April 11, 2019, an 8-5 Athletics win.
Despite the early power surge, Davis ended up finishing with just 23 home runs and a career-low .679 OPS after an injury-plagued campaign.