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MeanFish
08-05-2006, 09:07 AM
Out of curiosity, I thought I'd see what the single-season team HR record is because we've been pummelling the ball and can't be far off the pace.

Sure enough, the current record is 264 by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. If we keep up our current pace, we'll hit 251. Given that most of August and September remain, it's not wholly unlikely that we will give this record a run for its money (it would take a minor increase to make up 13HR for the team across two months).

It would be kind of fun to have both the records for the most and the least (3HR, 1908) HR in a single season, eh? EH?

Anyway, I just thought this was interesting and wanted to share.

Reference:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_hr7.shtml

slobes
08-05-2006, 09:50 AM
Whoa just a week or two ago we were all complaining that the players were swinging for the fences too much. Don't let guys like Uribe know about this record, or he'll swing out of his shoes every at bat for the rest of the season...

BNLSox
08-05-2006, 12:50 PM
Whoa just a week or two ago we were all complaining that the players were swinging for the fences too much. Don't let guys like Uribe know about this record, or he'll swing out of his shoes every at bat for the rest of the season...

Record or no record he'll be swinging out of his shoes.... its his "style"

voodoochile
08-05-2006, 04:50 PM
No Way...

I mean when I predicted the Sox would hit 240 HR this season, I got laughed off the board in late March. :rolleyes:

Fuller_Schettman
08-05-2006, 05:44 PM
There is another record in reach also: Most HR's by a trio. Current record is 143 by the 1961 Yankmees (Maris [61], Mantle [54] & Skowron[28]).

Dye, Thome and Konerko currently have 89 homers. They would have to get hot to match this record though.

Chips
08-05-2006, 05:53 PM
We didn't hit any jacks today.

slobes
08-05-2006, 05:54 PM
We didn't hit any jacks today.

And look at the result. Paulie had a bunch of really nice hits where he was just trying to stick out his bat and poke the ball into the OF, without swinging for the fences every single time.

soxinem1
08-07-2006, 05:58 PM
All time records are nice, but World Series rings are better. This day and age, the 'All-Brawn Teams' do not seem to do well come playoff time.

Besides, I'd like to see someone pass Albert Belle's All-time SEASON record, I cannot stand seeing him up there.

Lip Man 1
08-07-2006, 09:53 PM
I'd prefer a little less long ball and a whole lot more aggresive running, stealing bases, hitting to advance runners and better, MUCH better pitching.

Chicks may dig the long ball, but pitching, speed and defense wins championships.

Lip

Dan Mega
08-07-2006, 10:58 PM
I'd prefer a little less long ball and a whole lot more aggresive running, stealing bases, hitting to advance runners and better, MUCH better pitching.

Chicks may dig the long ball, but pitching, speed and defense wins championships.

Lip

I agree. HR's will get you about as far as the 2003 team got.

Lip Man 1
08-08-2006, 12:08 AM
Dan:

In fairness to that 2003 club if they didn't lose nine games to the God-awful Tigers, one of the worst clubs in MLB history, they could have won the division.

Lip

SpartanSoxFan
08-08-2006, 12:34 AM
Who was on that 1997 Mariners squad??? Were Pay-Rod and Griffey still around???

soxfanreggie
08-08-2006, 07:28 AM
If our guys had all been healthy all season, I could see us having closer to 100 home runs right now. However, that's how you get records like this-by not missing games.

White City
08-08-2006, 09:33 AM
Who was on that 1997 Mariners squad??? Were Pay-Rod and Griffey still around???

Going from memory:

Jay Buhner
Edgar Martinez
Ken Griffey Jr.
Alex Rodriguez
Paul Sorrento
Joey Cora

I'm sure Joey made a big contribution!

White City
08-08-2006, 09:35 AM
Looked it up ...

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/statmaster.php?r=HR&a=sort