Friday, May 23, 2014

D-backs prospect hits five home runs in five consecutive at-bats (VIDEO)

The record for hitting consecutive Major or Minor League home runs was four in a row, set most recently by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012 and Carlos Delgado in 2003

And now, thanks to Jon Griffin, that record is broken. During two games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Diamondbacks prospect hit five home runs in five consecutive plate appearances while playing for the Double-A Mobile BayBears. 

He hit four in the first game and jacked his record-breaking dinger in his first at-bat of the second game— doubling his home run total for the season with five powerful swings.

Here's the video proof below:

The streak came to an end as Griffin grounded out in the sixth inning after walking in his second plate appearance during the Mobile BayBears' 6-5 loss to the Tennessee Smokies on Thursday.

Griffin now has 10 homers and 28 RBIs through his first 41 games, and added his name to the record books.

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