San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. passes his father on all-time home runs list

Padres star passes father on all-time home runs list
from Clark Dalton, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

San Diego Padres right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. must be making his father proud, even if he’s shattering his records.

On Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tatis Jr. crushed a 442-foot home run off Walker Buehler to give San Diego a 1-0 lead. Per MLB Stats, it was the 114th home run of his career, surpassing his father, Fernando Sr., who hit 113 homers in 11 seasons.

Whether Tatis Jr. gives his old man a hard time about it or not, it appears he has deep respect for his father. At the beginning of the season, Tatis Jr. honored his father, wearing custom cleats at Dodger Stadium, where Fernando Sr. became the only player in MLB history to hit two grand slams in one inning.

This season, Tatis Jr. is off to a solid start. In 42 games, he has seven homers. 21 RBI, a .256 batting average and a .332 on-base percentage.

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