Tag Archives: home runs

Going deep in three countries

  When Tom Brady threw his first touchdown pass against the Raiders in a game in November 2017, CBS put up a graphic showing that he’s connected for a score in three countries: the United States, England and Mexico, where Oakland and New England were playing. So it got me thinking: How many players have

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Homers for the hometown

In honor of Stan Musial’s 90th birthday today and inspired by George Vescey’s column in The New York Times, I was curious to see which towns produced the most prolific home run duos in history. Stan and Ken Griffey Jr., representing Donora, Pa., were bumped down from third to fourth late this season when a

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Ike’s rookie power

Ike Davis’ 14th home run last night marked the most by a Mets rookie since David Wright hit 14 during his rookie year in 2004, when he also was an in-season callup. Wright hit his 14 in 69 games (283 plate appearances), Davis needed 84 games (344 PAs). The current corners of the Mets infield

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Where it all began for Chipper

This isn’t a piece of trivia that I had tucked away in my brain, but if you’d asked me which team surrendered Chipper Jones‘ first Major League home run, I’d have said something along the lines of, “It would have to be the Mets.” And it was. It came, naturally, at Shea Stadium, where he

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Long ball lists x 30

Quick! Name the Padres’ franchise leader in home runs. It’s not Adrian Gonzalez, though it may be by the end of the season … depending on if (or when) San Diego trades him. Gonzalez entered the season needing 34 home runs to claim the top spot from an original Padre whose name you probably don’t

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