The KC Royals slugger never let up and kept hitting dingers until the season was over, knocking one last home run into the stands during the final game of the season.
As was said earlier, Jorge Soler could likely find his way into all top 5 moments of each month for the 2019 season. It would have been easy to just fill up the first portion of this article with everything Soler accomplished but to do these accomplishments justice, it’s important that they are given their due respect.
The fifth top moment of September that was discussed on the recent slide. Soler’s last home run of the season. This was home run number 48 and was incredibly important for many reasons. As discussed, Soler had managed to rake number 39 at the beginning of September and set a new Royals single-season record.
He did even more by hitting 40 as the first Royal to do so and set the bar 10 home runs higher than the previous mark. In doing this, Soler also passed the rest of the American League in home runs, securing his spot as the AL Home Run King for 2019.
It doesn’t stop there, though, with home run 48, Soler became the record holder for most single-season home runs by a Cuban-born player, an accomplishment that should not be looked over.
This is why home run 48 in the last game of the season was so important. It could have been lumped in with everything else Soler did over the season or the month, but it holds so much with it that it deserves to be a top moment of September.
Now that we’ve taken a look back at the great moments of the season, it’s time to start looking towards the future to see what the 2020 season might bring, and what top moments are to come.