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Juan Soto had a great start to his journey with the New York Yankees. He has regained the fan’s faith in the team, hoping for a World Series win this year. For a long time since 2009, the Bronx Bombers have not made it to the “Big Dance.” On the other hand, last year was terrible for the 27-time World Series champions. First of all, they have not made it to the postseason for the first time since 2016. Secondly, they finished with a horrible 82-80 record.

Moreover, it was their worst season in the last 30 years. Hence, they needed some significant changes to get them out of the darkness. That’s why the front office went all-in for the best hitter in baseball. Juan Soto has been proving that he is going to be one of the all-time greats since he made his MLB debut at the age of 19. Moreover, the Dominican superstar has achieved a similar stat as the GOAT in the ongoing season. 


Juan Soto Has A Similar Stat As Babe Ruth

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Juan Soto flip his bat after belting a solo homer in the sixth inning of the Yankees’ loss. AP

Ever since Juan Soto made his MLB debut, people have compared his game style with that of the Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams. That’s because of their similar plate discipline. Soto reminds the fans of the great batting eyes that Ted Williams had, and he also likes to refuse to swing at pitches that can be an inch off the plate. But things have changed this year. He is a New York Yankee now. Hence, it is not appropriate anymore to compare him with the Red Sox legend. On the other hand, Juan Soto has been drawing comparisons with the great Babe Ruth ever since he wore the pinstripes uniform. The Great Bambino was a left-handed hitter and a right fielder as well. 

Moreover, the Childish Bambino is off to the best start in baseball ever since the great Babe Ruth. Since Soto made his debut for the Yankees in the regular season, he has been leading the American League in all sorts of categories. The 25-year-old modern-day Babe Ruth has 49 hits, 33 RBIs, nine homers, 26 walks, 4 SB, along with 25 wins. In 1920, RBI became an official stat. Since then, if any player had a better start to a season over 38 games, then it is essential to go back a century to find one such player. What Babe Ruth did in 1926 was an unbelievable feat. However, Soto did not have an equally great stat as the Great Bambino. Albeit, it is not far from that great start either. 

Babe Ruth In 1926

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Babe Ruth Yankees Red Sox Source: MLB.com

Lately, Juan Soto is reminding the fans of the great start of Yankees legend back in 2026. In the first 38 games of the 1926 regular season, Babe Ruth slashed .384/.500/.835. He also hit 16 home runs, 53 RBIs, and 31 walks. Adding to that, he had 49 runs and 51 hits. However, the Great Bambino was not famous for his speed. Nevertheless, he had five bases in six tries and also got a pair of triples. 

Finally, that year, he led the major leagues in offensive stats. He ended the 1926 season with 139 runs, 47 home runs, 153 RBIs, and 144 walks. Babe Ruth also had 365 total bases, 11.4 WAR, and .516 OBP. The Great Bambino led the Yankees to the Big Dance that year, but they lost in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals. Anyhow, if Juan Soto ends up having anywhere near that type of season, the Yankees Faithful will be really very happy. 

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