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SportMLB sets new home run record for a single season

04:50  12 september  2019
04:50  12 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

MLB sets monthly home run record for 3rd time in 2019

MLB sets monthly home run record for 3rd time in 2019 Major league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year and are on pace to shatter the season mark with weeks to spare.

The Major League Baseball single - season record for the number of home runs hit by a batter has changed many times over the years. Sammy Sosa hit his 66th home run on September 25, 1998, breaking McGwire's then standing record of 65 home runs .

Major League Baseball ’s conglomerate of batters has never produced as many home runs in any single month as they did in May 2019 and the records Speaking of pace, as would be expected, MLB as a whole is setting itself up to destroy the previous single - season home run record entering

In a year defined by the longball, Major League Baseball broke its single-season record for home runs, besting the 6,105 homers hit in 2017.

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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jonathan Villar's three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers was the 6,106th hit league-wide this season.

Prior to the mark being broken in 2017, the record had stood since 2000.

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MLB sets single - season home run record - 5,694, and counting. May 14: The Milwaukee Brewers' Tyler Saladino safely dives home in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy for an inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning at Chase Field.

Barry Bonds set the single season home run record with 73 home runs in 2001. Carlos Beltran Holds the record for most home runs hit in a single season by a New York Met with 41, in 2006; matching the effort of Todd Hundley in 1996.

There's been plenty of talk about the uptick in home runs this season, with "juiced balls" being the boogeyman to explain the historic homer rate.

Considering there are still more than two weeks left in the regular season, the new league-wide total is going absolutely demolish the previous mark Villar helped break.

The Twins broke the single-season record for team home runs on Aug. 31, with their 268th homer topping the 2018 Yankees' mark. This year's Yankees have caught up with the Twins since then, and at least two other teams will almost certainly finish the season with more than 267.

On Aug. 22, the Orioles set a new record for home runs surrendered in a single season (259) and are on pace to top 300 by the end of the season.

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Among the home run marks set around the league : the Twins smashed through the single - season team home run record -- set by the Yankees just 8. 2016 Orioles: 253 homers Top HR hitter: Mark Trumbo, 43 For a fourth consecutive year, an Orioles player paced the Majors in home runs in 2016

In the record -breaking home run season of 2017, neither the April nor the May home run records were set . Speaking of that pace, Major Leaguers have now hit 2,279 home runs on the year. That puts MLB on pace for a whopping 6,507 home runs in 2019, which would break the current record , set in

Whether or not this trend continues beyond 2019 is left to be seen, as the league has had scientists studying the ball and may very well make some changes for the future.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB sets new home run record for a single season

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