The Home Run Update for Sept. 12

Baseball’s embarrassing Brady Anderson Season continues

It was Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles who completed baseball’s version of Murder on the Orient Express when he homered off the Dodgers’ Caleb Ferguson hitting the 6,106th homer in the majors this season, breaking the previous mark of 6105 in 2017.  In 2017, Alex Gordon hit the record-breaker when he hit homer #5694 (breaking the record set in 2000)

There were 41 homers hit yesterday (in 14 games) and that’s not a lot. On July 2, 2002, the teams combined to hit 62 homers. On May 24 of this season, teams hit 59 homers, the second most of all-time. On April 10 and September 10, teams hit 57 homers, tied for the fourth most of any day in baseball history.

Baseball’s record total of homers in a season is now 6125

A.J. Pollock homered for the hungover Dodgers to give them 259 homers as they continue to break the NL record.

The Pollock homer was the 280th allowed by the Orioles staff as they continue to break the record for most homers allowed in a season.

Jorge Polanco of the Twins homered extending Minnesota’s record for most homers by a team in a season to 277.

The Twins also hold the record with 30 multi-homer games by individual players this season. The Yankees also broke the record as they have 27 players who have had multi-homer games this season. The previous record was 24 held by the 1961 and 2018 Yankees and the 1966 Braves.

The Dodgers and the Astros each have had 22 players who have had multi-homer games this season, franchise records for each team.

Yesterday, Jorge Soler, Ji-Man Choi, Jeff McNeil, Mike Moustakis, and Todd Frazier each had two-homer games. There have now been a record 414 multi-homer games this season, the previous record was 396 games in 2017.

Gleyber Torres of the Yankees leads the majors with eight multi-homer games this season. The record is 11 held by Hank Greenberg (1938) and Sammy Sosa (1998).

The Reds’ Sonny Gray lost a no-hit bid in the 7th when Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis hit a three-run homer. Lewis is the 24th rookie since 1908 to homer in each of his first two games.

  • Pete Alonso leads the majors with 47 homers; he’s hit them off 44 pitchers
  • Mike Trout leads the AL with 45 homers; he’s hit them off 39 pitchers
  • Christian Yelich finished his season with 44 homers hit off of 40 pitchers
  • Eugenio Suarez has 44 homers hit off 40 pitchers
  • Cody Bellinger has 44 homers hit off 44 different pitchers (because he doesn’t want any one pitcher to feel bad).

There are now 110 players with 20+ homers, seven short of the record of 117 in 2017. Two more were added yesterday.

No Statcast crapola is included in this post; a homer of 333 feet counts the same as a homer of 433 feet.