Gallo becomes 1st player to hit 100 HRs before 100 singles
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Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo launched his 100th home run Wednesday afternoon, and he reached the milestone before achieving a relatively standard feat.

The 443-foot homer made Gallo the first player in MLB history to reach 100 career home runs before 100 singles, according to Sarah Langs of ESPN. He entered Wednesday's contest with just 93 singles to his name.

Gallo also became the fastest player in American League history to reach 100 career homers, and the third fastest overall. He reached the century mark in his 377th career game, surpassing Mark McGwire (393 games with Oakland) for the record, according to Jared Sandler of FOX Sports Southwest.

Player Team GP to reach 100th HR
Ryan Howard Phillies 325
Ralph Kiner Pirates 376
Joey Gallo Rangers 377
Mark McGwire Athletics 393

The 25-year-old owns 249 career base hits after the blast, 156 of which have been for extra bases. Gallo has hit exactly 50 more home runs than doubles.

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