Robinson Cano, the second baseman of the New York Yankees, was named after Jackie Robinson. Last night on the annual celebration of the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Robinson Cano came out swinging in honor of the man who gave him his name.
He belted two line drive home-runs to right field and drove in three runs. It was as if he had something to prove on this great night for the sport of baseball. This wasn’t just a one-night fluke for Cano either.
Robinson Cano is batting .395 with 4 home-runs, 9 RBI’s, and a .400 On Base Percentage to start the 2010 season. Starting his sixth season in the Big Leagues, Cano is out to prove that he is among the best second baseman in the league. He is also out to prove that he can be one of the most potent sluggers in the game today.