Major League Baseball sets record for most HRs in season

Ruben Hill
September 12, 2019

In this season of the home run, 16 teams are on a pace to set a new franchise record.

Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer.

Athletics' shortstop Marcus Semien hit the year's 6,105th dinger to tie the previous league record set in 2017.

Honestly, not all that much a big deal, but ... it's pretty amusing when you think about the record getting broken by an Oriole. It was Villar's career-high 21st homer. The Home Run Derby made up for it though, featuring a record 312 home runs in a span of three hours.

The Minnesota Twins led the majors with 277 after Jorge Polanco connected in the third inning against Washington ace Stephen Strasburg at Target Field. Combine that with rebuilding teams like the Orioles, who have allowed the most home runs in a single season thanks largely to an ill-equipped pitching staff, there might be a flawless storm that's led to home run increase. That surpassed the 1,142 in June and 1,135 in May.

Before 2017, the record for most homers in a season was 5,693, set in 2000.

Forty players have already topped the 30-homer mark this season.

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