Juan Soto now ranked among the likes of Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle [videos]

Cuban born Juan Soto is the youngest player to hit a go-ahead home run in an elimination World Series game since Mickey Mantle did in Game 7 of the 1952 World Series at 20 years, 353 days old, Baseball-Reference.com reports.

Just barely 21-years-old, Soto also joins only 6 batters since 1893 whose on-base percentage was at least .400 over the course of a season, before or during their age-20 season. And he bested them by being on the list twice.

Baseball-reference.com lists them:

His five home runs in the post season break a tie with Miguel Cabrera (2003) for the most home runs in postseason history by a player age 21 or younger. He is the youngest player to hit a 3-run home run in a single World Series.

It is possible that he could be one of the best of all time in baseball, assuming he suffers no injuries.




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