6,106: MLB sets single-season record for home runs-THU0912

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 MLB batters broke the 2017 record for most home runs in a season
2 Jonathan Villar of Baltimore hit No. 6,106 at 9:15 p.m ET to set mark
3 Record 5 straight months of 1,000 HRs; team month-by-month HRs
4 Astros, Dodgers in battle to have MLB's best run differential
5 9 teams with +100 differential; 8 with -100 or more; team-by-team totals

BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


6,106

Baltimore’s Jonathan Villar

hit MLB’s record 6,106th

HR in 2019 at 9:15 p.m ET

6,105

Record set in 2017 is only

other 6,000-plus home run

season in MLB history


5 consecutive months of 1,000-plus HRs in 2019 breaks 2017 mark of 4


5

Teams in 2019 setting franchise

single-season records — Twins, Yankees, Padres, Dodgers, Astros

4

Braves need 4 HRs to break franchise mark of 235 set in 2003

TEAM HOME RUNS BY MONTH
3-4: March-April; 5-May; 6-June;
7-July; 8-August; 9-September
AMERICAN LEAGUE
NO EAST 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
185 BAL 33 37 30 35 39 11
226 BOS 32 51 38 43 48 12
276 NY 46 45 47 40 74 22
194 TB 35 36 34 36 39 11
219 TOR 31 37 48 39 51 11
NO CENT 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
157 CHI 35 29 30 23 24 15
205 CLE 26 33 45 36 47 14
134 DET 20 28 20 27 28 8
152 KC 34 26 24 18 35 14
277 MIN 50 56 51 49 59 9
NO WEST 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
254 HOU 48 47 38 43 53 24
208 LA 38 37 46 39 32 15
232 OAK 43 45 45 36 43 17
224 SEA 60 43 47 26 33 13
200 TEX 42 43 31 37 32 13
NATIONAL LEAGUE
NO EAST 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
231 ATL 40 36 56 35 45 17
127 MIA 23 17 24 23 29 10
211 NY 34 39 48 32 39 19
191 PHI 38 29 40 29 33 22
208 WAS 43 29 44 28 46 16
NO CENT 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
228 CHI 41 51 39 35 47 15
208 CIN 38 45 27 33 48 15
227 MIL 57 41 43 35 32 17
158 PIT 23 32 30 30 34 9
177 STL 40 31 26 40 32 8
NO WEST 3-4 5 6 7 8 9
208 ARI 42 42 38 28 47 10
189 COL 33 42 36 26 43 9
259 LA 52 40 47 42 51 25
204 SD 43 41 45 35 31 9
156 SF 24 27 25 35 34 8

+6

Lead that the Astros have

over the Dodgers in race

for best run differential

9, 8

Teams with a run differential

of plus 100; teams with a run differential of minus 100

TEAM-BY-TEAM RUN DIFFERENTIAL
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST NO EAST NO
Baltimore -259 Atlanta +103
Boston +76 Miami -181
New York +173 New York +29
Tampa Bay +106 Philadelphia -7
Toronto +90 Washington +116
CENTRAL NO CENTRAL NO
Chicago -137 Chicago +77
Cleveland +113 Cincinnati +2
Detroit -282 Milwaukee -25
Kansas City -153 Pittsburgh -104
Minnesota +169 St. Louis +83
WEST NO WEST NO
Houston +239 Arizona +70
Los Angeles -62 Colorado -116
Oakland +139 Los Angeles +233
Seattle -131 San Diego -67
Texas -38 San Fran -76

Top 3, bottom 3 in runs scored


Best MLB run differentials


Worst MLB run differentials


MILESTONE TRACKER

1, 3

Doubles needed to reach 400

for Reds’ Joey Votto (399)

and Brewers Ryan Braun (397)

3, 300

Elvis Andrus of Rangers,

Jose Altuve of Astros need

3 doubles for to reach 300


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

Sept. 12, 1976

Minnie Minosp singles as the White Sox DH to become oldest player (53) to get a hit in MLB game

1984

Dwight Gooden of Mets breaks Herb Score’s 1955 rookie

record of 245 strikeouts

1979

Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski singles

off Yankees’ Jim Beattie for

his 3,000th career hit


BORN ONN THIS DATE

5

Players who have appeared

in MLB game in 2019 who celebrate birthdays on Sept. 12

  • 26: Keynan Middleton, 1993

  • 27: Matt Wiser, 1992

  • 28: Jose Urena, 1991

  • 30: Freddie Freeman, 1989

  • 36: Clayton Richard, 1983

227

Most home runs by a player born on Sept. 12 — Freddie Freeman of Braves celebrating No. 30

217

Most games won by a pitcher celebrating on Sept. 12 — Mickey Lolich, born in 1940 in Portland


Sept. 12 birthday leaders: Games

Players born after 1900

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