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August 11, 2009

Finally 400!

Look up "Vlad the Impaler" in any history book (or over at Wikipedia) and you'll find that he reigned off an on from 1448 to 1476.

Equally as impressive has been the reign of the Angels own impaler...Vladimir Guerrero.

See what I did there?

With two home runs against the Rays Monday night, Guerrero accomplished something that only five others have done...reached 400 career bombs while maintaining a .320 career batting average.

"He’s kind of a throwback," Giants manager Bruce Bochy once said about Guerrero. "You know, no batting gloves. It’s good old hardball with him."

So who are the other throwbacks you ask? Babe Ruth (.342 career average and 714 home runs), Jimmie Foxx (.325 and 534), Ted Williams (.344 and 521), Lou Gehrig (.340 and 493) and Stan Musial (.331 and 475).

BallHype: hype it up!

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