The Astros can thank a clutch late-inning home run from Yordan Alvarez for securing their second title. Check out how far was home run.

Yordan Alvarez : How far was home run | Translator

Yordan Ruben Álvarez is a Cuban professional baseball designated hitter and left fielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Yordan Alvarez : How far was home run | Translator

Born: June 27, 1997 (age 25)
Las Tunas, Cuba
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
MLB debut
         June 9, 2019, for the Houston Astros           

He made his MLB debut in 2019 for the Astros. Nicknamed “Air Yordan”, Álvarez stands 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), weighs 225 pounds (102 kg), bats left-hand and throws right-handed.

Prior to his American career, Álvarez played two seasons in the Cuban National Series for Las Tunas. He defected from Cuba in 2016 to establish residency in Haiti, where he first signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an international free agent.

How far was Yordan Alvarez home run 

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez crushed a clutch, 450-foot homer to give the Astros a 3-1 lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the sixth inning in game six of the World Series Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Alvarez came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning with runners on first and third and one out in the inning.

The Phillies, who had taken a 1-0 lead in the top half of the frame on a Kyle Schwarber home run, elected to replace right-handed starter Zack Wheeler with left-handed reliever José Alvarado. Unfortunately for Phillies manager Rob Thomson and crew, that decision did not pay off.

Alvarado fell behind 2-1 to Alvarez before throwing a 99 mph sinker that caught far too much of the plate.

Yordan Alvarez : How far was home run | Translator

Alvarez made Alvarado pay for the mistake, too, crushing a home run to dead center that left his bat traveling at 112.5 mph and carried some 450 feet, according to Statcast. The home run gave the Astros a 3-1 lead with just nine outs separating them from another title.

The Astros’ win expectancy swung from 50.5 percent prior to the home run to 84.3 percent afterward, per FanGraphs’ calculations.


Yordan Alvarez on his big day through translator Oz Ocampo.

This postseason has already been a memorable one for Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez after coming up big at the plate during Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series.

“I think it’s one of the most special moments that I’ve had in my career, having them there, and even for just the city of Houston,” Alvarez said through a translator after hitting the three-run walk-off homer in Game 1. “They know that we’re a team that never gives up.”

Yordan Alvarez : How far was home run | Translator

In August, the Houston star’s parents got to see him play in an Astros uniform for the first time.

Agustín Eduardo Álvarez Salazar, teary-eyed mother Mailyn Cadogan Reyes and brother Yonder Alvarez Cadogan each proudly wore an Alvarez jersey as they gazed wide-eyed at the field, watching the Houston star play professionally for the first time.

By Rishabh

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