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Stat of the Day: Matt Kemp, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle

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Here’s a pretty incredible tidbit, courtesy of MLB’s official “Stat of the Day” feed on Twitter:

Matt Kemp joined Mickey Mantle (1956) and Willie Mays (1964) as only CFs in liveball era to hit 10 HRs within their team’s first 19 games.

— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 26, 2012

Matt Kemp is hitting .449 with 10 homers in 19 games, leading the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, hits, total bases, RBIs, runs, and probably several hundred other categories.

As a wise man once said: “Woah.”