The Yankees’ current streak of dominance has produced several jaw-dropping stats, and the newest Baby Bomber has added to them after Sunday’s comeback victory against the Cleveland Indians. Gleyber Torres has become the youngest Yankee, at 21 years, 144 days, to hit a walk-off home run.
At 21 years, 144 days, @TorresGleyber is the youngest Yankee since at least 1908 to hit a "walk-off" home run.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 6, 2018
Gleyber has been in the middle of it all for the team, which has won 15 of its last 16 games, and he has surpassed all the hype surrounding him the years leading up to his eventual call-up earlier this season. Torres is batting .327 since becoming a member of the Bronx Bombers and his power is starting to show as well. His permanent place in the lineup remains unknown, but it is clear he will not be a bottom of the order bat once his full potential at the plate is realized.
Everything is going well for the rookie and the rest of his teammates, who now look to surpass the Boston Red Sox in the AL East standings and never look back. Torres has been the exact type of spark plug the team needed after going 9-9 to begin the season and after his latest heroic effort, there are no signs of he or the team slowing down.