Former IU baseball star and current Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber has hit 28 home runs over the last two months of June.
According to Jayson Stark of the Athletic, he has the highest June home run rate of any player in the modern era, including second place Babe Ruth. “That’s a pretty cool stat,” Schwarber said in the interview below.
Selected in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft (fourth overall) by the Cubs, Schwarber is the highest draft pick in Indiana baseball history. In IU history, he ranks fifth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in home runs (40), eighth in hits (238) and is tied for eighth in triples (12) and runs (182).
Watch as Schwarber sat down for a lengthy interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia to discuss his recent run of success and much more.
Video credit – NBC Sports Philadelphia
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