Kris Bryant is now a part of the 100 Home Run Club.
The Cubs superstar connected on a line shot into the left-field bleachers Wednesday afternoon off Wei-Yin Chen. What's even more special is it came on the three-year anniversary of his first MLB homer.
"Couldn't have scripted it any better — first home run three years ago and now 100," Bryant said. "I guess it made it even more special. It was pretty cool. I know it took me a while to hit my first one, but pretty cool story to do it on the same day.
Bryant had trouble putting the milestone into words and said he forgot it was his 100th dinger as he was rounding the bases.
"I just feel really dang happy that I got there and hopefully there's many more," he said.
After a slow start at the plate in the power department (just 2 homers on May 1), Bryant has turned it on of late, sending balls into the stands four times over the last week.
He now has 6 homers, 16 RBI and a 1.001 OPS on the 2018 season. He also has 6 career postseason homers.
Bryant is the fastest Cubs player to 100 homers in franchise history, doing so in his 487th career game. Ernie Banks held the previous record (500 games).
"The sky is the limit," Joe Maddon said of Bryant. "The guy is dedicated, motivated, athletic, he's good, takes care of himself, [plays] multiple positions, MVP winner who does not care where you put him in the lineup, whether it's offensively or defensively. He's kind of the manager's dream."
As cool as it was for his own personal resume, Bryant did miss out on a special part of Cubs history, as he homered off Chen and not Phillies pitcher Adam Morgan:
The last two players whose 100th career HR came while playing for #Cubs— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 8, 2018
Jason Heyward 6/6/2016 off Adam Morgan
David Ross 5/27/2016 off Adam Morgan