Luis Urías became the first Mexican and Milwaukee Brewers player to hit five extra-base hits during a single game and tied the all-time MLB mark.
The presence of Mexican baseball players in Major League Baseball (MLB) has enjoyed greater relevance in recent seasons. In the most recent memorable episode, Milwaukee Brewer's third baseman Luis Urías broke into the Major League Baseball record book in the beating of the Chicago Cubs, becoming the first Mexican to hit five extra-base hits. In a single match.
During his participation, he had the opportunity to place himself inside the batting box six times. Of his total attempts, he managed to hit three doubles, as well as a pair of home runs in the stands at Wrigley Field. Thanks to his extraordinary work, the 24-year-old scored five runs and hit the home plate several times.
With the brand, he became the only Mexican-born player to do so and the first for the Brewers. However, it also tied the current Major League record, which only fifteen baseball players had reached before Urías. The last to do so was Alex Dickerson of the San Francisco Giants last season.
In addition, with the pair of homers, the Mexican managed to reach a total number of 16 throughout the season. Another bulky statistic that he consolidated was RBIs since there have been 55 times that members of his team have stepped on the plate thanks to the hits of the native of Magdalena de Kino, Sonora. On the other hand, .249 is the percentage of his at-bats.
The Mexican infielder is not the only one who is breaking records in the Major Leagues; his compatriot Julio, who is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and with whom he shares the last name, has also had a great season, as he has been in charge of imposing figures and good performances both on offense and defense.
The baseball player originally from Culiacán, Sinaloa, captured the spotlight on the night of June 15, 2021. He repeated his role as a starting pitcher but was in the batting lineup. On that day, Urías demonstrated his work at-bat. They boosted his eighth career of the season, thus approaching the mark of eleven set by Fernando Valenzuela in the 1990 season.
In addition, with the start of the second half of the season, he also became the first pitcher to reach 12 wins above the rest of the teams. In the 10-4 win over the Colorado Rockies, the culichi was in charge of fulfilling the expectations that the fans have put on his shoulders in recent months.
The presence of the Mexicans in the Dodgers, especially that of Julio Urías, is of enormous relevance. Before 2020, the last time they won the trophy was in 1988. On that occasion, the pitcher who created the achievement was Fernando "El Toro" Valenzuela, who set the trend and left a significant mark on the history of the Californian ninth.
Thus, Julio Urías had the same prominence as the legendary serpentine player with the most recent coronation. Both he and Víctor González participated, but the Culiacán, Sinaloa native, was in charge of finishing the sixth game of the series, given the arduous task of hanging outs in the last two innings without allowing runs. The victory undoubtedly catapulted him as one of the most notorious figures of the season.