By Jason Goorman
Local Sports Journal
Milestones deserve to be acknowledged and Nate McLouth reached one on Tuesday. The Whitehall slugger hit his 100th career Major League home run in Baltimore’s 3-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The solo shot came in the third inning off Toronto pitcher Todd Redmond. It was McLouth’s 12th homer of the season and upped his RBI count to 34.
Currently McLouth is batting .260 with 29 doubles and four triples. Something fans might have also missed, McLouth has 30 stolen bases this season. That’s a career best.
Hats off to McClouth for the amazing accomplishment of 100 home runs.
“Not bad for a little guy from Whitehall who was third on his high school team in home runs,” said the LSJ’s Jimmy Moyes who passed the scoop along.
So with this moment, I thought area fans might enjoy a little more McClouth news.
Did you happen to see McClouth’s bunt double on Monday? That’s right, a legit BUNT DOUBLE. See it for yourself below.
And why not get a little more of a McClouth fix, the guy just hit 100 home runs in nine seasons.
This video you can watch Nate chase down what looks like a guaranteed gapper by Toronto’s Ben Zobrist during Monday’s 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays.
Nate McClouth, nine seasons and 100 home runs. I can feel the pride of west Michigan baseball fans swelling. As it should be.