Pittsburgh Pirates: A Historic Sunday Afternoon for Jack Suwinski

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Jack Suwinski is putting together a tremendous rookie season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and had a historically good game on Sunday afternoon

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Jack Suwinski is putting together a pretty unforgettable season. Not only is it Suwinski’s first season in the major leagues, he is also having one of the best seasons among all rookies in baseball.

Sunday afternoon Suwinski added to the unforgettable season that he is putting together. Suwinski hit what was already his second career walk off home run, while also recording his first multi-home run game. In fact, it went deeper than that, as Sunday afternoon was a historic game for Suwisnki.

Suwinski stepped to the plate four times on Sunday after. The 23-year-old hit three home runs and drew a walk in his four plate appearances. Wit this performance Suwinski now leads all major league rookies in home runs this season with 12.

He also made history among MLB rookies. Suwinski became the first rookie in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game with one of those three blasts being a walk off home run. It’s safe to say that is something that Suwinski will never forget.

Suwinski also made Pirate history with his performance. He joined Andrew McCutchen as the only rookies in franchise history to hit three home runs in a game. Joining Cutch is always great company for any Pirate player to have.

Adding to the fun of the day for Suwinski was to have this game on Father’s Day with his dad in attendance.

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Sunday afternoon was a historic one for Suwinski. It was also the latest game in what has quickly become a season that both Suwinski and fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates are unlikely to forget about any time soon. At this point it would not be a surprise to see Suwinski eclipse 20 home runs this season while continuing to contend for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.