From the Bill Chuck July HR Files…

Nine to Know

In July:

  1. The AL hit 380 homers, the NL hit 312.
  2. The Tigers led the majors with 37 homers.
  3. The Giants and the Cardinals hit nine each, the fewest in the bigs.
  4. The Yankees hit 10 homers, the fewest in the AL. It was the Yanks fewest July homers since they hit eight in 1919.
  5. Adrian Beltre and Alfonso Soriano led the majors with nine July homers each.
  6. American League pitchers allowed 377 homers, NL pitchers offered up 315 gophers.
  7. No team allowed more homers than Toronto, who permitted 37, followed by Houston who allowed 33.
  8. Marlins pitchers only gave up 11 homers in July. The Indians and Dodgers pitchers gave up just 14.
  9. A.J. Griffin allowed 11 homers, the most in the majors. He was followed by Josh Johnson and Cliff Lee who allowed eight each.