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Sunday, March 20, 2016

200 team home runs

The 1884 Chicago White Stockings, now known as the Cubs, were the first team to hit at least 100 home runs (HR): 142 in only 113 (62-50-1) games. Ned Williamson hit a record 27. However, for that one season their home park played very short. Williamson hit 64 HR for his career, never more than 9 in any other season; in 1884 he hit only two on the road, 25 at home. The Providence Grays had the best NL record in 1884.

The only other team to hit at least 100 before 1903, when both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) had the same rules, were the 1894 Boston Beaneaters, now the Braves: 103 in 133 (83-49-1) games. Hugh Duffy led with 18 HR. The old Baltimore Orioles had the best NL record in 1894.

The first team to hit at least 100 HR in the modern era were the 1920 New York Yankees: 115 in 154 (95-59) games led by Babe Ruth with 54. Ruth out homered every other AL team, which means that the rest of the Yankees had more HR than Ruth: 61. Cleveland won the AL pennant in 1920.


qryTeamHRleaders
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID lgID AB HR AB/HR SO
Babe Ruth 1920 NYA AL 457 54 08.46 80
Wally Pipp 1920 NYA AL 610 11 55.45 54
Aaron Ward 1920 NYA AL 496 11 45.09 84
Bob Meusel 1920 NYA AL 460 11 41.82 72
Roger Peckinpaugh 1920 NYA AL 534 8 66.75 47
Ping Bodie 1920 NYA AL 471 7 67.29 30

The Yanks hit 134 in 1921 (Ruth 59) and won their first pennant. Including the Yankees, 100 HR were hit 25 times in the 1920s. At the end of the decade the 1927 Yankees had the record at 158 with the top three in the AL in 1927: Ruth 60, Lou Gehrig 47, Tony Lazzeri 18. Ruth again out homered every other team. That 1927 record was quickly passed several times in the 1930s.

The 1947 New York Giants hit 221 HR, the first team to reach 200. Franchise names are the current team names. Rank is where the team finished in the standings. Here are the leading teams 1927-1947:
qryTeamHR
yearID lgID teamID franchName theAB HR AB/HR G Rank W L T Win% SO
1947 NL NY1 San Francisco Giants 5,343 221 24.18 155 4 81 73 1 .526 568
1936 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,591 182 30.72 155 1 102 51 2 .667 594
1937 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,487 174 31.53 157 1 102 52 3 .662 607
1938 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,410 174 31.09 157 1 99 53 5 .651 616
1932 AL PHA Oakland Athletics 5,537 172 32.19 154 2 94 60 0 .610 630
1930 NL CHN Chicago Cubs 5,581 171 32.64 156 2 90 64 2 .584 635
1939 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,300 166 31.93 152 1 106 45 1 .702 543
1932 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,477 160 34.23 156 1 107 47 2 .695 527
1927 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,347 158 33.84 155 1 110 44 1 .714 605

qryTeamHRleaders
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID lgID AB HR AB/HR SO
Johnny Mize 1947 NY1 NL 586 51 11.49 42
Willard Marshall 1947 NY1 NL 587 36 16.31 30
Walker Cooper 1947 NY1 NL 515 35 14.71 43
Bobby Thomson 1947 NY1 NL 545 29 18.79 78
Bill Rigney 1947 NY1 NL 531 17 31.24 54

Through 2015 200 HR have bee hit 139 times. The 221 of the 1947 Giants are tied at number 49. The Giants record was broken by the 1961 Yankees with 240 in 163 games, including one tie; the Yanks homered every 23.16 AB, better than the Giants 24.18.

qryTeamHRleaders
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID lgID AB HR AB/HR SO
Roger Maris 1961 NYA AL 590 61 09.67 67
Mickey Mantle 1961 NYA AL 514 54 09.52 112
Bill Skowron 1961 NYA AL 561 28 20.04 108
Yogi Berra 1961 NYA AL 395 22 17.95 28
Elston Howard 1961 NYA AL 446 21 21.24 65
Johnny Blanchard 1961 NYA AL 243 21 11.57 28

The 1996 Oakland As broke the Yankees record with 243 using the designated hitter (DH). Here are the 15 times at least 240 HR have been hit, only the 2000 Houston Astros did without the DH most of the time. The 1961 Yankees had by far the fewest SO.

qryTeamHR
yearID lgID teamID franchName theAB HR AB/HR G Rank W L T Win% theSO
1997 AL SEA Seattle Mariners 5,614 264 21.27 162 1 90 72 0 .556 1,110
2005 AL TEX Texas Rangers 5,716 260 21.98 162 3 79 83 0 .488 1,112
1996 AL BAL Baltimore Orioles 5,689 257 22.14 163 2 88 74 1 .543 915
2010 AL TOR Toronto Blue Jays 5,495 257 21.38 162 4 85 77 0 .525 1,164
2000 NL HOU Houston Astros 5,570 249 22.37 162 4 72 90 0 .444 1,129
2001 AL TEX Texas Rangers 5,685 246 23.11 162 4 73 89 0 .451 1,093
1996 AL SEA Seattle Mariners 5,668 245 23.13 161 2 85 76 0 .528 1,052
2012 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,524 245 22.55 162 1 95 67 0 .586 1,176
1999 AL SEA Seattle Mariners 5,572 244 22.84 162 3 79 83 0 .488 1,095
2000 AL TOR Toronto Blue Jays 5,677 244 23.27 162 3 83 79 0 .512 1,026
2009 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,660 244 23.20 162 1 103 59 0 .636 1,014
1996 AL OAK Oakland Athletics 5,630 243 23.17 162 3 78 84 0 .481 1,114
2004 AL CHA Chicago White Sox 5,534 242 22.87 162 2 83 79 0 .512 1,030
2004 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,527 242 22.84 162 1 101 61 0 .623 982
1961 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,559 240 23.16 163 1 109 53 1 .673 785

The Yankees have exceeded 240 with the DH in 2004, 2009, 2012 (245).
qryTeamHRleaders
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID lgID AB HR AB/HR SO
Curtis Granderson 2012 NYA AL 596 43 13.86 195
Robinson Cano 2012 NYA AL 627 33 19.00 96
Mark Teixeira 2012 NYA AL 451 24 18.79 83
Nick Swisher 2012 NYA AL 537 24 22.38 141
Russell Martin 2012 NYA AL 422 21 20.10 95
Raul Ibanez 2012 NYA AL 384 19 20.21 67
Alex Rodriguez 2012 NYA AL 463 18 25.72 116
Eric Chavez 2012 NYA AL 278 16 17.38 59
Derek Jeter 2012 NYA AL 683 15 45.53 90
Andruw Jones 2012 NYA AL 233 14 16.64 71

The Seattle Mariner set the record in 1997 season and also had the best HR rate homering every 21.27 AB. Here are the Mariner HR leaders:
qryTeamHRleaders
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID lgID AB HR AB/HR SO
Ken Griffey 1997 SEA AL 608 56 10.86 121
Jay Buhner 1997 SEA AL 540 40 13.50 175
Paul Sorrento 1997 SEA AL 457 31 14.74 112
Edgar Martinez 1997 SEA AL 542 28 19.36 86
Alex Rodriguez 1997 SEA AL 587 23 25.52 99
Russ Davis 1997 SEA AL 420 20 21.00 100

200 HR 2011-2015:
qryTeamHR
yearID lgID teamID franchName theAB HR AB/HR G Rank W L T Win% theSO
2015 AL TOR Toronto Blue Jays 5,509 232 23.75 162 1 93 69 0 .574 1,151
2015 AL HOU Houston Astros 5,459 230 23.73 162 2 86 76 0 .531 1,392
2015 AL BAL Baltimore Orioles 5,485 217 25.28 162 3 81 81 0 .500 1,331
2015 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,567 212 26.26 162 2 87 75 0 .537 1,227
2014 AL BAL Baltimore Orioles 5,596 211 26.52 162 1 96 66 0 .593 1,285
2013 AL BAL Baltimore Orioles 5,620 212 26.51 162 3 85 77 0 .525 1,125
2012 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,524 245 22.55 162 1 95 67 0 .586 1,176
2012 AL BAL Baltimore Orioles 5,560 214 25.98 162 2 93 69 0 .574 1,315
2012 AL CHA Chicago White Sox 5,518 211 26.15 162 2 85 77 0 .525 1,203
2012 NL MIL Milwaukee Brewers 5,557 202 27.51 162 3 83 79 0 .512 1,240
2012 AL TEX Texas Rangers 5,590 200 27.95 162 2 93 69 0 .574 1,103
2011 AL NYA New York Yankees 5,518 222 24.86 162 1 97 65 0 .599 1,138
2011 AL TEX Texas Rangers 5,659 210 26.95 162 1 96 66 0 .593 930
2011 AL BOS Boston Red Sox 5,710 203 28.13 162 3 90 72 0 .556 1,108

Yankees 200 HR 15 times. Rangers 11. Nine times each: Orioles, Red Sox, White Sox, Tigers.

See: 200 team home runs summary Monday, March 21, 2016

Click this link to view detailed data, which was derived from the Lahman database.

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