Yasiel Puig Spotlight Photograph (SGA Signature Series)

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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE

"Que viva Cuba! Viva Puig!" was the call from legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully, pretty much the only 85-year-old man who could pull off saying that and sounding cool. On that night in June, Yasiel Puig became the first player in franchise history to have a two-homer game among the first two games of his big-league career and the first player in baseball history to have a two-homer game within the first two games of his career from the leadoff spot. In his first at-bat he singled to left-center off Eric Stults of the San Diego Padres. Puig hit two home runs, doubled and drove in five runs in his second game. He became the first Dodger ever to have a multi-homer game in one of his first two appearances. In his fourth game, he hit a grand slam off of Cory Gearrin of the Atlanta Braves. The following day, Puig hit another homer to become only the 2nd player in the modern era to hit four home runs in his first five games and his 10 RBI tied the Major League record for most RBI in the first five games of a career. Puig had 27 hits in his first 15 games, tied with Joe DiMaggio (1936) and Terry Pendleton (1984) for second most all-time He also became the first player in major league history to record at least 34 hits and seven home runs in his first 20 games and finished the month of June with 44 hits, breaking Steve Sax's 1983 team record for most hits by a rookie in one month. He won both the National League Rookie of the Month Award and the National League Player of the Month Award, the first time someone had won both in their first month in the Majors. And, of course, today Puig is a big part of the Dodgers resurgence as one of the best teams in Baseball. Sports Gallery offers this classic Spotlight Yasiel Puig Photograph as part of our unsigned SGA Signature Series. This Sports Gallery Exclusive Display includes SGA inset plate with Yasiel's engraved facsimile autograph along with "Viva Puig". A great piece of Sports Art celebrating a unique player and personality in Dodgers baseball.