Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit the longest home run on record in the All-Star Game.
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The MVP of the MLB All-Star Game in 2021 is Dominican. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. he made his mark on the midseason baseball classic and collected new glory in his young but stellar major league career.
Guerrero Jr. led the American League’s victory over the National League (5-2). He finished the day 3-1, with a home run and two RBIs. His home run was special: he became the Youngest player to take her out of the park in an All-Star Game (22 years and 119 days).
Also, his four-corner hit was unique. The ball traveled 468 feet, being the longest since it is counted in the All-Star Game. He hooked it up to Corbin Burnes. There were no men on base.
Going through third base he celebrated his hit by sending Coors Field in Colorado to be silenced. It was the 200th home run in All-Star Game history.
Every Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homer is absolutely majestic.pic.twitter.com/De9qbYkoDw
– Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) July 14, 2021
The second RBI came in the fifth inning, when he grounded out Teoscar Hernández to extend the AL advantage.
His home run allowed him to settle with his father, Vladimir Guerrero, a historic duo. Only three times in history have father and son homered in the All-Star Game. It happened with the Bonds and the Griffeys.
And today the Warriors joined. Glorious.
In 2006, Vladimir Guerrero homered in the #AllStarGame.
15 years later, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered in the #AllStarGame.
– MLB Vault (@MLBVault) July 14, 2021
As expected. ended up winning the All-Star Game MVP, being, of course, the youngest to do so. His night passed from landmark to landmark.
The 2021 All Star Game MVP is
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
At 22 years old, he is the youngest All-Star MVP ever. pic.twitter.com/QuuGlfz8cx
– Baseball Authority (@BsblAuthority) July 14, 2021
To his father he dedicated the triumph and above all the Most Valuable Player award. “This means a lot. I just want to thank my dad: this is for youVladdy Jr. said with evident emotion through his words.
The MVP of the All-Star Game is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He is Dominican. And it is the part of the present and future of MLB.
“It means the world to me and I just want to thank my Dad.”
As he became the youngest MVP in MLB All-Star Game history, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a special message for his Dad, @ VladGuerrero27: pic.twitter.com/pC6vc8CkvY
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 14, 2021