Tuesday, January 21, 2014 50 homers home/road splits. How many would they hit without their home park?
Jimmie Foxx is the big loser and Brady Anderson the big winner...
Obviously, some batters who finished with fewer than 50 HR might boost into the 50s but that is beyond the scope of this post.
Now I will examine batters who hit at least 25 HR on the road but did not hit 50 HR for the season to determine whether playing only on the road they could have reached 50 HR.
Click link to view details; tab "25 HR road but < 50 total" is sorted by total HR.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 25 homers home and/or road: the possibility of 50.
Clendenon homered every 90.7 at bats (AB) at home, every 12 AB on the road: 87 percent better on road. Percent of home HR: 11.
Clendenon hit only three HR at home for a total of 28, the lowest of any of the 59 seasons with at least 25 HR on the road but fewer than 50 HR for the season. Next lowest HR total is Matt Williams: 7+25=32 with a whopping 324 at bats (AB) on the road, exceeded in this group only by:
Hank Aaron 329; 19+25=44 1963
Ryan Howard 325; 18+27=45 2009
Jeff Kent 325; 11+26=37 2002
Three with fewer than 250 AB:
Frank Thomas 246 15+25=40 1995
Barry Bonds 215 19+27=46 2002
Ted Williams 214 12+26=38 1957
Miguel Cabrera 2013 17+27=44 AB: 265 home/290 road; projects to 52.
Batters with few road AB are likely to project to >= 50. So are those who just missed but had at least 25 HR on the road:
So will those with the highest road HR:
Results in his post:
Thursday, January 30, 2014 At least 25 road homers but fewer than 50. Could they have hit 50 homers playing only on the road?