(GAME DATE — June 23, 2020) — New York third baseman Justin “Flamethrower” Good pounded a home run during the Dragons 9-8 loss to Pittsburgh yesterday. Despite the defeat, the long ball was a significant achievement and raised his career home run total to 200.
“Some hitters never live up to the hype,” said his manager. “Justin has definitely lived up to his. He’s hammered the heck out of the ball year after year.”
The New York star went 2 hits for 5 at-bats during the game, scoring 1 run and had 2 RBI.
Good has a career .286 batting average and .372 on-base percentage. He has recorded 1353 hits with 302 doubles, 25 triples, 200 homers, 681 RBIs and scored 760 runs since coming into the league.
The former second baseman’s 200 career dingers puts him 28th on the all-time list, below another New York second baseman, Hall of Famer Jim “Yeah” Sure, who hit 202 in his 11 seasons with the club.
Sure played during the recently-ended era of half-length seasons, but was consistently one of the top hitters in the Lake League, winning an MVP in 1996, and then a Bull Cup and Bull Cup MVP in 2003.
Sure hit 30 homers in 1996, his MVP year, but also had 20 or more in five more seasons.