Who is Joey Meneses? Mexican champion against the United States
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The Mexican baseball player led Mexico to victory over the United States in the World Classic and kept the ninth team alive in the World Classic.
Joy Menesesthrough his house runs, ordered Mexico to triumph United Statein the first win in the ninth in World Classic Baseballwhich Benjamín Román’s team is still alive in the competition with two matches remaining.
The Mexican hero of the night, who will turn 31 on May 6, plays in the major leagues with Washington Nationalsa team he joined since January 2022 from Boston Red Sox.
On August 2, 2022, Joy Meneses He became the first Mexican baseball player to appear in the major leagues with a home run, a mark set by the duel between Washington Nationals And New York Mets In Nationals Park, Washington, DC
In the history of the major leagues, since 1933 when the first Mexican-born baseball player—Baldomero “Melo” Almada—arrived, no Mexican has ever hit a home run in their first Big Top game. Meneses is the 45th Mexican home run player of all time MLB.
with this sign, Joy Meneses He left behind Gabe Alvarez of Sonora, who he was on June 23, 1998 with Detroit Tigers He did so in his second match and his fifth batsman. Alvarez is the Mexican baseball player with the fastest two-hit home run, since he hit two runs that day and the second he did so in his seventh legal inning in two games.
that day, Joy Meneses Another brand implemented. In addition to becoming the first Mexican to appear in the MLB with a home run, he also set the record for being the oldest Mexican-born center fielder—not a pitcher—to debut in the Majors, by passing the age of 30. 55 days of Jose Tolentino when he made his debut on July 28, 1991 with Houston Astros before Pittsburgh Pirates.
“Everything that’s happening is so exciting. Sometimes I don’t know if I’m awake or dreaming. I’ve always dreamed of getting to the big leagues and now I’m happy and excited to be here,” were the words of Joey Meneses in September 2022 about his arrival in the MLS.