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Willson Contreras reached a hundred homers

"Willy" became the 33rd Venezuelan player to enter the 100 club

The Venezuelan Willson Contreras, figure of the Chicago puppies, hit a grand slam on Monday night to reach 100 career home runs in the Major Leagues (MLB).

In his second at-bat of the first inning, after hitting a double, “Willy” broke off a breaking pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Bryse Wilson to cap an eight-run rally.

According to Baseball Savant, the Venezuelan catcher's shot registered an exit velocity of 104.5 miles per hour and traveled 422 feet at old Wrigley Field.

With his 5th. homer of 2022, Willson Contreras became the 33rd Venezuelan player to reach 100 homers in the “Big Show”.

Additionally, Contreras, 30, equaled Martín Prado in that historical list among Venezuelans and is one behind Marwin González, active with the New York Yankees, and David Concepción.

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On this day, the native of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, went 5-2, with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Thanks to the Venezuelan, the Cacharros reached their 14th victory of the season (14-20) against a downtrodden Pirates (15-20).

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