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Dodgers: Max Muncy Reflects on His Journey to 100 Major League Home Runs

From DFA to All-Star, the Dodger slugger was reflective on Sunday.



The Dodgers dropped 3 of 4 games against the San Francisco Giants over the weekend, ending their stretch of 3 series wins in a row. It wasn’t your typical performance from LA, but there were still plenty of moments that give you hope going forward.

Among those was the performance of Max Muncy, who enjoyed another power surge and hit 3 home runs over the 4 games. His third of the weekend series also happened to be the 100th of his career, appropriately against the San Francisco Giants.

While the Dodgers would go on to lose the game 5-4, this moment was still one that Max will remember long after his playing days are over. After the game, Muncy reflected on what this accomplishment meant for him personally.

It’s pretty special. You know, it’s a pretty cool number. It’s a lot of home runs in the big leagues and something I never thought I’d get to, especially with how my career started. For me, it means a lot, but I would’ve rather had the victory. That’s just how I’ve kind of always been, so hopefully tomorrow we can get the ship righted.

Looking at where he is now, it’s hard to imagine a time where Max Muncy struggled to make a major league roster. This was the case prior to the 2017 season, however, when the Oakland Athletics cut him to make room for Rajai Davis.

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That move led to his new home in Los Angeles, but it didn’t make it any easier for him at the time. There was no guarantee for Muncy that he would land another job in the majors after being cut, but the Dodgers’ infielder says that he doesn’t reflect on that moment too much in the present day.

I try not to think back at all. That’s just part of the changes that I made when I decided to keep playing baseball, was changing the way I look at things mentally and to never look back.. so for me, I try not to sit back and reflect on it too much, but it does mean a lot that I am where I’m at right now

Final Thoughts

Max Muncy has turned into an All-Star first baseman during his time with the Dodgers, and he is once again on pace for a tremendous season. They’ve needed every bit of his production too with all of the injuries this team has endured early on.

Muncy did all he could to help the Dodgers this weekend, hitting 3 home runs and driving in 4 over the 4-game series. And while it wasn’t enough to carry the team to another series win, it gave him at least one more memorable moment in Dodger blue.

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Written by Daniel Palma

Daniel is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown teams. If he's not watching baseball, you can find him playing or coaching. No matter what, he'll always root for the Boys in Blue!

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