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The first National League payer to lead the league in home runs in back-to-back seasons was Frank Schulte who connected for 10 home runs in 1910 and 21 round-trippers the next season in 1911.

Frank Schulte

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Al Martin led the Pittsburgh Pirates in home runs during the decade of the 1990’s.  He connected for 107 four-baggers.

Al Martin

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Mickey Mantle hit more home runs in the American League than any other slugger in the decades of the 1950s.  Mantle crushed 280 home runs.  Yogi Berra was next in line with 256.

Mantle

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The career leader in home runs for the Toronto Blue Jays franchise is Carlos Delgado.  Delgado clubbed 336 home runs while playing for the Jays.  The second place player on the list is Vernon Wells with 223.

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There are four players in major league history that have 10 or more letters in their last names that and have connected for at least 40 home runs in a single season.

They are:
Roy Campanella
Ted Kluzewski
Rico Petrocelli
Carl Yastrezemski

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There are only four players in major league history to lead their leagues in home runs for four straight seasons.

They are:

  • Harry Davis, 1904-1907
  • Franklin Baker, 1911-1914
  • Babe Ruth, 1918-1921 (six straight)
  • Ralph Kiner, 1946-1952 (seven straight)

 

 

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No player has led the National League in home runs for three straight seasons since Mike Schmidt did it from 1974-1976.

Not McGwire, or Sosa, or Pujols, or Bonds, or Howard…

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At the age of nineteen, Boston Red Sox slugger Tony Conigliaro hit 24 home runs.  This tally of 24 round-trippers stands as the most home runs hit in a season by a teenager in the major leagues.

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Hall of Famer Tony Lazzeri was the first player in major league history to hit two Grand Slams in the same game.  On May 24, 1936, Lazzeri drove in 11 runs in a single contest – eight of them coming on two swings of the bat!!