The last time a minor league hitter smacked at least 40 home runs in back-to-back seasons, I wasn't even born yet. Ron Kittle did it in 1981-1982. Well, now Joey Gallo has done it in his first two full seasons of professional baseball. You can watch No. 40 right here and golly if it wasn't clobbered:
Gallo had been in a bit of a slump in the last few weeks (striking out 17 times in his previous ten games), but that hasn't stopped him from hitting a dong the last two nights and equaling Kris Bryant from the minor league league in dingers.
Here's Myrtle Beach Pelicans manager Joe Mikulik making Earl Weaver proud: