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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

As Pete Alonso breaks Mets record, Carlos Beltran happy for Mets rookie

NEW YORK – Carlos Beltran has only one request of Pete Alonso.

“I hope he hits 55 [homers]. I hope he hits more than that. I will be disappointed if he stops at 42,” Beltran told Yahoo Sports with a laugh during a recent telephone interview. “I hope he continues to have a good season.”

With his 42nd homer Tuesday off Cubs righty Yu Darvish, Alonso, in just his rookie season, has now hit more homers than anyone else in Mets history.

He broke a tie with Beltran, who hit 41 homers in 2006, and former Mets catcher Todd Hundley, who set the previous standard in 1996.

Some words on the setting of a record.

 

QLE Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: carlos beltran, home runs, mets, pete alonso

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   1. Booey Posted: August 28, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5875104)
Just one of a handful of single season team HR records that could fall this season. Trout should break Troy Glaus' Angels record (47 in 2000). Bellinger might top Shawn Green's Dodgers record (49 in 2001), and Yelich might supplant Prince Fielders record for the Brewers (50 in 2007). Any others I'm missing?

Edit: Huh. With 36 HR's so far, apparently some guy named Jorge Soler looks likely to break Mike Moustakas' hallowed Royals record of 38 HR (2017).
   2. flournoy Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:31 PM (#5875147)
Not a HR record, but Ronald Acuna is on pace to break the Braves' single season PA and K records.

I bet a lot of franchise single season strikeout records are under threat this year.
   3. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 28, 2019 at 04:41 PM (#5875148)
Edit: Huh. With 36 HR's so far, apparently some guy named Jorge Soler looks likely to break Mike Moustakas' hallowed Royals record of 38 HR (2017).


Based only on the season after Soler was traded, the Royals sure look like they made an error moving Davis for Soler. But it's sure turned out nicely for them since.
   4. Hank Gillette Posted: August 29, 2019 at 04:42 AM (#5875250)
Has any rookie player ever set the franchise record for home runs before?
   5. flournoy Posted: August 29, 2019 at 06:59 AM (#5875251)
Orestes Destrade was a rookie when he set the Marlins' initial record in 1993.

Mark McGwire broke the Oakland Athletics' single season record as a rookie, but not the overall Athletics' franchise record.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: August 29, 2019 at 07:14 AM (#5875252)
a Pirate rookie set the team franchise record in 1938 - that's the previous time for an established franchise.
   7. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: August 29, 2019 at 08:16 AM (#5875253)
Mark McGwire failing to break the A's record was bad luck on his part. I believe 49 home runs in 1987 would have broken the record for 16 of the 26 MLB teams.

Phillies, Braves, Mets, Expos, Blue Jays, Brewers, Cardinals, White Sox, Indians, Royals, Padres, Dodgers, Mariners, Astros, Rangers, Angels

Not these teams:

Yankees
Red Sox
Orioles (tie)
Cubs
Reds
Pirates
Twins (tie)
Tigers
Giants
Athletics
   8. Davo Posted: August 29, 2019 at 10:25 AM (#5875274)
oops
   9. Davo Posted: August 29, 2019 at 10:29 AM (#5875276)
oops again
   10. Booey Posted: August 29, 2019 at 11:02 AM (#5875288)
Has any rookie player ever set the franchise record for home runs before?


It happened a lot in the late 20's and 30's when HR's were a relatively new thing and players were establishing new team highs on a regular basis. But as #6 mentions, it hadn't happened in over 80 years (unless you count flourney's example).

1929: Earl Averill - Indians (18 HR)
1929: Dale Alexander - Tigers (25 HR)
1930: Wally Berger - Braves (38 HR)
1934: Zeke Bonura - White Sox (27 HR)
1934: Hal Trosky - Indians (35 HR)
1938: Johnny Rizzo - Pirates (23 HR)
2019: Pete Alonzo - Mets (42+ HR)
   11. Booey Posted: August 29, 2019 at 11:11 AM (#5875289)
Mark McGwire failing to break the A's record was bad luck on his part. I believe 49 home runs in 1987 would have broken the record for 16 of the 26 MLB teams.


Ditto with Judge in 2017. His 52 HR would have broken or tied the team record for 15 clubs: Rays, Twins, Indians (tied), White Sox, Royals, Astros, Angels, Braves, Nats, Mets, Brewers, Dodgers, Reds (tied), Padres, and Rockies.
   12. Hank Gillette Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:30 PM (#5875358)
Has any rookie player ever set the franchise record for home runs before?


It happened a lot in the late 20's and 30's when HR's were a relatively new thing and players were establishing new team highs on a regular basis. But as #6 mentions, it hadn't happened in over 80 years (unless you count flourney's example).

1929: Earl Averill - Indians (18 HR)
1929: Dale Alexander - Tigers (25 HR)
1930: Wally Berger - Braves (38 HR)


Next question: how did you figure these out? I got as far as looking at rookie players who hit a lot of home runs and Wally Berger, for example, came up. I was able to find the Braves top 10 in home runs, but #10 was 44 home runs. How did you know that 38 was a record for the Braves franchise in 1930? Is there a progressive teams records list somewhere? Surely you did not do it manually.
   13. Booey Posted: August 29, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5875361)
Next question: how did you figure these out?


I just read an article that had them all listed. ;-)

So honestly, I have no idea how accurate that list is.
   14. Hank Gillette Posted: August 29, 2019 at 03:13 PM (#5875372)
Next question: how did you figure these out?



I just read an article that had them all listed. ;-)


[Facepalm] Why didn’t I think of that?
   15. Swoboda is freedom Posted: August 29, 2019 at 05:34 PM (#5875407)
Ditto with Judge in 2017. His 52 HR would have broken or tied the team record for 15 clubs: Rays, Twins, Indians (tied), White Sox, Royals, Astros, Angels, Braves, Nats, Mets, Brewers, Dodgers, Reds (tied), Padres, and Rockies.


Only 8th best for Yankees. At least Mac was second.

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