Curtis Granderson put himself on the cusp of history Thursday night, hitting three home runs in his first three plate appearances against the Minnesota Twins. The feat is a rare one indeed. Only 27 New York Yankees players, including Granderson, have ever hit three homers in a game. Just one, Lou Gehrig, has ever hit four.
You can check out the third dinger here, courtesy of MLB.com. Unfortunately, on his next at-bat he only hit a single. The game is now in the top of the seventh, with the Yankees leading 7-6. Should New York keep up its torrent pace at the plate, Granderson could get another shot at history.
The Yankees have 10 hits as a team on the night, eight of them coming off of Twins starter Anthony Swarzak.