Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Topps Now - #772 - Birthday Boy Matt Kemp Records 1,000th RBI with a Homer

Matt Kemp is a legend in the making. Yesterday afternoon Matt Kemp accomplished something that only 287 players had ever reached. On his first at-bat Kemp rocketed his 21st home run of the season to record his 1,000th career RBI. Best yet, he did this on his 34th birthday. Happy Birthday, Beast Mode! Per Ken Gurnick at
At one point, Kemp was serenaded by fans in right field with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday." 
"Dodgers fans always been good on birthdays, especially now, there's more and more fans and they get louder and louder," Kemp said. "We were turning up out there."
Of course, the RBI accomplishment is nice, but he definitely has another milestone in mind.
"To be playing for something, the past couple years have been rough not playing for something in September," he said. "Just to be in position and capable of getting back to the World Series would be fun to be a part of."
"It's tough for all of us, but we have one common goal," said Kemp. "When you've got weapons like we do, there's sacrifices to be made and the main thing is winning baseball games. I still want to play every day, we all want to play every day. With the guys we have, it's just not possible."
Go here to check it out and order. Below is what's on the reverse:
Celebrating his 34th birthday, Matt Kemp collected three hits, including his 21st home run of the season, and three RBI in the Dodgers 14-0 win over the Padres. Kemp hit the 1,000-RBI milestone of his career with his home run. The veteran outfielder has 728 RBI as a Dodger player, which ranks him fifth on the all-time Los Angeles Dodgers list.

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