On May 9, 2015, a young up-and-comer named Kris Bryant hit his very first big league home run. It was a three-run blast off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Kyle Lohse. It was a big blast, and one that signaled his arrival for the Cubs.
Now, a mere three years later, Bryant drove in his 100th career home run on the anniversary of his very first. He is only the 22nd player in Cubs history to hit that milestone, and managed to do it in less time than some very impressive company:
100th career home run— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) May 9, 2018
Kris Bryant: 487th career game
Ernie Banks: 500th career game
Billy Williams: 611th career game
Ron Santo: 708th career game#Cubs
It’s also worth noting the bomb came against the Marlins, the team Bryant hit his first home run of the season against in the opening series of 2018.
Now let’s enjoy a little Cubs history in action.