Batter up-MON0603

ON THIS POST: MLB’S RECORD HOME RUN PACE

  • Top HR months in history

  • Team HR totals by month

  • Team, individual HR leaders

  • Milestones, history, birthdays


BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


1,135

Home runs hit by batters

in May, the most HRs

hit in any month in history

4

4 of top 5 HR months have

come in last 4 seasons,

3 times during May

390

Difference in homers hit through May of 2019 (2,279) and

May of 2018 (1,889)


MLB's biggest HR months


1.34

Record average of home runs

per team per game in 2019

TEAM HOME RUNS BY MONTH
AMERICAN LEAGUE
TOT EAST MAR APR MAY JUN
72 Baltimore 3 30 37 2
86 Boston 6 26 51 3
93 New York 4 42 45 2
73 Tampa Bay 3 32 36 2
69 Toronto 2 29 37 1
TOT CENTRAL MAR APR MAY JUN
65 Chicago 4 31 29 1
61 Cleveland 1 25 33 2
51 Detroit 1 19 28 3
61 Kansas City 0 34 26 1
109 Minnesota 1 49 56 3
TOT WEST MAR APR MAY JUN
97 Houston 5 43 47 2
80 LA Angels 1 37 37 5
93 Oakland 8 35 45 5
106 Seattle 15 45 43 3
86 Texas 7 35 43 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
TOT EAST MAR APR MAY JUN
80 Atlanta 3 37 36 4
43 Miami 5 18 17 3
76 NY Mets 1 33 39 3
68 Philadelphia 8 30 29 1
75 Washington 3 40 29 3
TOT CENTRAL MAR APR MAY JUN
94 Chicago 6 35 51 2
84 Cincinnati 2 36 45 1
104 Milwaukee 9 48 41 6
57 Pittsburgh 1 22 32 2
74 St. Louis 9 31 31 3
TOT WEST MAR APR MAY JUN
87 Arizona 8 34 42 3
77 Colorado 1 32 42 2
96 LA Dodgers 14 38 40 4
87 San Diego 2 41 41 3
55 San Fran 1 23 27 4

Team home run leaders


MLB home run leaders

18: Joc Pederson, LAD

MILESTONE TRACKER

200

Shin-Soo Choo of Texas

needs 1 HR to hit milestone

  • 4: Todd Frazier of Mets is at 196

  • 6: Bryce Harper of Phillies at 194


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

300

Cardinals’ Stan Musial hit

300th career HR in 1955 off Dodgers’ Johnny Podres

4

Lou Gehrig hit 4 consecutive

home runs in Yankees’

20-13 win over A’s in 1932


BORN ON THIS DATE
  • 1934: Jim Gentile, 549 RBI

  • 1950: Jim Dwyer, 1,328 games for 7 teams

  • 1971: Carl Everett, 1,405 games

  • 1977: Travis Hafner, 12-year career

  • 1994: Harrison Bader, 19 HR in 214 games


June 3 birthday leaders: HRs


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