Homers Here, There, and Everywhere

An Update on The Brady Anderson Season

  • There have been 6084 homers hit in the majors this season; the record is 6105 set in 2017.
  • There have been 3119 homers hit in the AL this season; the record is 3170 set in 2017.
  • There have been 2965 homers hit in the NL this season; the record is 3005 set in 2000.
  • There have been 100 games in which a team hits 5+ homers, smashing the old record of 60 in 2016.
  • There have been five games in which a team has hit eight homers. There were none last season, on in 2017, two in 2015, one in 2013, and one in 2010. That means as many this season as there have been since 2010.
  • There are 256 players with 10+ homers this season, the most in any season.
  • The Yankees have 13 players who have hit 10+ homers, the most of any team in one season. The Dodgers have 11 players who have hit 10+ homers, the most of any NL team in one season.
  • There are 108 players with 20+ homers, nine short of the record of 117 in 2017.
  • How likely is it that the 20+ homer record will be broken? Very. As of today, there are 63 players with 15-19 homers, the most of any season in baseball history.
  • There are 171 players with 15+ homers, the most of any season.
  • So far, 40 players have hit 30+ homers, the record is 47 in the steroidal season of 2000.
  • Only six players: Pete Alonso / Cody Bellinger / Jorge Soler / Eugenio Suarez / Mike Trout / Christian Yelich have hit 40+ homers. The record is 17 in 1996 (Brady Anderson‘s season).
  • No batter has crossed 50 homers threshold as of yet. The record in a season is four first set in 1998 and then again in 2001.
  • The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees have each hit 276 homers, the most ever hit by a team in a single season. The Dodgers have hit 258 homers, the most ever hit by a National League team in a single season.
  • The Astros have hit 252 homers, the most in franchise history.
  • The Orioles have allowed 279 homers, the most by any team in MLB history.
  • The Mariners have allowed 241 homers, the most in franchise history.
  • The Angels have allowed 232 homers, the most in franchise history.
  • The Phillies have allowed 231 homers, the most in franchise history.
  • The Yankees have allowed 229 homers, the most in franchise history.