The Home Run Update for September 13, 2019

Baseball’s embarrassing Brady Anderson Season continues

In 2018, a record 536 different players hit homers. So far this season, 524 different players have homered, fourth-most all-time.

Yesterday 47 players hit a total of 48 homers. Juan Lagares hit a pair. Josh Fuentes hit his first big league home run.

There have now been a record 415 multi-homer games by players this season, the previous record was 396 multi-homer games in 2017.

Baseball’s record total of homers in a season is now 6173

The record for most games with at least one homer is held by the 2012 and 2018 Yankees who hit homers in 131 games. The 2012 team went 88-43 and the 2018 Yankees went 90-41. The Yankees lead all teams in 2019 with homers in 128 games (89-39).

There are now 113 players with 20+ homers, four short of the record of 117 in 2017. Three more were added yesterday Gio Urshela, Luke Voit, and
Omar Narvaez.

Most 20+ homer hitters in a season in Yankees History

Year #
2019 7 Brett Gardner / Aaron Judge / DJ LeMahieu / Gary Sanchez / Gleyber Torres / Gio Urshela / Luke Voit
2009 7 Robinson Cano / Johnny Damon / Hideki Matsui / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez / Nick Swisher / Mark Teixeira

The Yankees lead the majors with a record 280 homers hit this season; the Twins have hit 279.

So far, an MLB record 19 teams have hit 200+ homers, the old record was 17.

Michael Conforto of the Mets hit his 30th homer. There are now 41 players with 30+ homers; the record is 47 set in 2000.

Yan Gomes hit his 10th last night which means there are now a record 259 players with at least 10 homers this season.

Kyle Lewis of the Mariners became just the second player in major league history to homer in each of his first three games. Trevor Story went deep in his first four games (6 HR) for Colorado in 2016.

The Phillies hit four homers last night, the 11th time they have had 4+ homers in a game this season. Their franchise record is 12 in 2004 and 2006.

The Yankees and Dodgers have an MLB-record 20 games of four homers each this season. The Twins have 19 which ties them with the previous record holder the Baltimore Orioles of 2017.

The Mets set a team record for homers in a home game by hitting six against the Diamondbacks.

The Phils set a club record for home homers with 117, topping the 116 hit in 2007.

The Dodgers lead the majors with 136 home homers in 76 games. The record is 153 hit by the Rangers in 2005.

Teams that did not homer yesterday: Diamondbacks, Tigers (Gm 2), White Sox, Cubs and Padres (same game), Red Sox and Blue Jays (same game), Dodgers, Rays, and Marlins.

Finally, in case you missed it: AAA teams switched to MLB baseballs in 2019 and hit 5749 homers. In 2018, Triple-A teams hit 3652 homers.

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