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Cleveland Guardian Steven Kwan makes history once again

Since the beginning of his MLB career with the Cleveland Guardians in 2022, Steven Kwan has managed to make history once again. 

Most recently, Kwan became the first Cleveland player and one of only seven players since 1983 to achieve 29 hits and 18 runs in the first 17 games of the season, BVM Sports reported. 

This puts him in the same ranking as players George Brett (1983), Rickey Henderson (1988), Kenny Lofton (1997), Larry Walker (1997), Matt Kemp (2012) and Charlie Blackmon (2020), according to Away Back Gone

At 26 years old, Kwan was added to a list that has just one other name: Hank Aaron. Since 1930, there have only been three instances of a player 27 years old or younger achieving these stats, two of which were Hank Aaron, first in 1959 and later 1957, Away Back Gone reported. 

“The accomplishment is nothing short of spectacular. Joining any list that includes Hank Aaron is usually promising, but to join a list with only Hank Aaron is elite. There’s no other word for it. While this might come as a shock to some, this isn’t Kwan’s first time flirting with history,” Away Back Gone reported. 

Aside from this recent achievement, Kwan also made history when he saw 116 pitches before his first swing and miss of the season. This broke the record for most pitches before a swing and miss, which was achieved in 2000. 

Kwan also reached base a total of 19 times during his first six games in the MLB, becoming the second player to achieve this feat since 1901, Away Back Gone reported. 

During his three seasons in MLB, Kwan has received two Gold Gloves in his trophy case and has a 0.987 fielding percentage with nine errors on 669 chances.

“With his demonstrated skills and consistent ability to make history, Steven Kwan’s future in Cleveland looks promising, as he continues to excel both at the plate and in the field,” BVM Sports reported. “Steven Kwan’s performance is not just exceptional; it’s historic. As he continues to break records and shine in the MLB, his talent and potential are undeniable, positioning him as a standout player to watch for the future.”

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