Joey Gallo made his Major League debut for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night and he lived up to the hype, collecting three hits including a monster home run into the upper deck at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Gallo, who is still just 21 years old, was the Rangers’ first-round pick in 2012. He drove in two runs with a single in his first at bat and then showed his power in his second at bat.
Needless to say, Gallo’s parents were thrilled.
And his first career home run also came with his first Major League curtain call.
The home run was measured at 430 feet by ESPN’s home run tracker.
Gallo hit 40 and 42 home runs in his first two full seasons in the minors and entered this season as the No. 6 ranked prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America. However, his first stint in the majors is expected to be short-lived as he was called up to replace the injured Adrian Beltre and will likely head back to the minors in two weeks.
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