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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The Giants could lead the majors in home runs and not have a 30-homer hitter

The San Francisco Giants haven’t had a hitter hit 30 or more home runs in a season since Barry Bonds in 2004. Every time I hear that fact, I think, “That can’t possibly be right,” and I Google “Who was the last Giant to hit 30 home runs in a season?” The first result is an article written by me reaffirming the fact and still, I think, “No way. I’m telling me that Barry Bonds didn’t do it in 2005, 2006, or 2007? That Buster Posey won Rookie of the Year and an MVP without doing it? That Hunter Pence didn’t do it in 2013? That the juiced ball didn’t let Brandon Belt do it?”

But it’s true. Even in an era where the likes of Paul DeJong, Rougned Odor, and Randall Grichuk can have a 30-homer season, no Giant has even come close. No Giant has hit more than 24 in a season since Pence hit 27 in 2013.

The Giants have the longest 30-homer season drought in Major League Baseball, and it might be extended this year. Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Crawford share the team lead with 18. Kris Bryant has 19 homers on the year, but 18 of those came with his old team. However, since he would show up on a Stathead search of “Giants with HR >= 30,” he counts for our purposes.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2021 at 09:08 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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