44: Trout ties for homer lead; Pujols nears Mays’ HR mark-WED0904

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Mike Trout joins Pete Alonso and Cody Bellinger with 44 HRs
2 Trout recent achievements include joining 200-HR, 200-SB club
3 Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays in extra base hits, 6 away in HRs
4 Jorge Soler sets Royals single-season HR mark, hits 100 RBI
5 Anthony Rizzo sets Cubs mark for being hit by pitch; 2019 leaders

BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


.333, 3

Mike Trout’s career average, HRs

in 33 at-bats against Oakland’s Mike Fiers before 9/3 game

44

Trout went 1-for-2 with a walk

and his 44th HR off Fiers in the Angels’ 7-5 loss to A’s

44, 43

Trout’s 44th tied Cody Bellinger and Pete Alonso for MLB lead with Christian Yelich one HR back

  • 3: HRs Trout needs to tie club record

  • 47: Troy Glaus HRs in 2000

2019 HOME RUN RACE
MT-Mike Trout; CB-Cody Bellinger;
PA-Pete Alonso; CY-Christian Yelich
STAT MT CB PA CY
Home runs 44 44 44 43
Games 130 135 137 124
At-bats 461 426 435 407
March 0 4 0 4
April 6 10 9 10
May 7 6 10 7
June 9 7 9 8
July 13 7 6 7
August 8 8 8 5
September 1 2 2 2

200, 200

Mike Trout’s 200th career stolen base on 8/31 made him youngest player in 200-HR, 200-SB club

  • 28, 24: Age (years, days) of Trout

  • 28, 349: Age (years, days) of Barry Bonds, previously the youngest

  • 40: Trout is 40th player with 250 HRs, 200 SBs

  • 2: Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler are only other active players with 250 HR, 200 SBs.

  • 36: Times Trout has been caught stealing in his career

  • 84.7: Trout’s SB success rate is third-best in history behind Carlos Beltran (86.4%), Jarrod Dyson (85%).


25, 10

Trout is first AL player with eight consecutive seasons with at least 25 homers and 10 stolen bases

  • 12: Barry Bonds, 1990-01

  • 9: Darryl Strawberry, 1983-91

  • 8: Willie Mays, 1955-62


MLB career home run leaders


FOR THE RECORD

1,327

Extra base hits for Albert Pujols

of Angels, who passed Willie Mays for fifth on all-time list

6

Home runs Pujols needs to pass Mays for fifth on all-time list after hitting No. 654 on 9/3

20, 17

Pujols is fifth player to hit at least 20 HRs in 17 seasons: Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Bonds, Mays


Rangers shut out Yankees to end second-longest streak in history


NOTABLE NUMBERS

7

Nationals had franchise’s largest ninth-inning comeback with 7 runs in final at-bat to beat Mets 11-10

  • 26: Hitting streak for Mets catcher Wilson Ramos is longest active in majors

  • 39: Jorge Soler broke the team HR record of Mike Moustakas set in 2017

  • 100: HR mader Soler first Royal with 100 RBI since Eric Hosmer in 2016.

  • 220: Yankees streak of not being shut out ended 9/2 with 7-0 loss to Rangers

  • 30, 100: Bryce Harper’s 100th RBI made him first Phillies players with 30, 100 since Ryan Howard in 2011

  • 6: Consecutive season Twins’ Nelson Cruz has hit 35 HRs

  • 207: Max Scherzer topped 200 strikeouts for the eighth straight season, second-longest in MLB history to Tom Seaver’s nine



MLB team hit-by-pitch leaders


MLB hit-by-pitch leaders


MILESTONE TRACKER

139

Anthony Rizzo was hit by pitch twice in 9/2 game vs. Seattle to pass Frank Chance as Cubs’ leader

143

Career time Rizzo has been HBP, tied for 25th on all-time list with Carlton Fisk and David Eckstein

  • 287: HBP leader Hughie Jennings, 1891-03

  • 285: Craig Biggio, 1988-07


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

Sept. 4, 1916

Longtime rivals Christy Mathewson and Mordecai Brown arrange to ends careers vs. each other

  • 10-8: Reds’ Mathewson beat Cubs’ Brown

  • 373-188: Mathewson final record

  • 239-130: Brown final record

1993

Jim Abbott, pitching for Yankees,

no-hits the White Sox 4-0

1995

Robin Ventura of White Sox is 8th player in history to hit two grand slams in one game, vs. Texas


BORN ON THIS DATE

.308, 427

Career average, home runs for Mike Piazza; the Hall of Fame catcher is 51 on Sept. 4

5

Players who have appeared

in MLB game in 2019 who celebrate birthday on Sept. 4

  • 26: Erik Swanson, 1993

  • 27: Aaron Siegers, 1992

  • 30: Andrelton Simmons, 1989

  • 31: Adam Duvall, 1988

  • 39: Pat Neshek, 1980


Sept. 4 birthday leaders: Hits

Players born since 1900

Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com