Finished the season with 407 career home runs, overtaking Johnny Bench, Graig Nettles, Joe Carter, Dale Murphy, Andres Galarraga, and Al Kaline... averaged 1 HR/14.63AB. The only other players to reach 400 homers are Barry Bonds (762) and Sammy Sosa (636).
Jones' 14.63 homers per game is the same as Mike Schmidt when he had 708 career homers (14.64). It's also close to Pete Rose's 14.65 average (721 homers).
In his final season, Jones hit 54 homers before the All-Star break and 39 after it. He finished with 105 total bombs and a.973 slugging percentage.
The former Braves star spent most of 2009 on the disabled list with a torn ACL in his left knee but returned in September and ended up with seven homers during that time. That's more than any other player.
Andruw Jones came into the league in 1995 at the age of 19. He played three seasons in Atlanta and one in San Diego before finishing his career with four games in Japan in 2011. He played a total of 10 seasons in the majors and hit 405 homers.
Mark had his best single-season total since 2010 (42 HR with St. Louis) and was the seventh time in his career to reach the level, making him one of only eight players to do so seven times... Furthermore, he is the only player in major league history to have 14 25-home run seasons in their first 15 seasons. His 1.884 homers per game is also the highest rate among those seven players.
Pujols is one of only three players to hit at least 40 home runs before turning 30 (the others are Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa). He's also one of four players to hit at least 130 balls into the air per season before turning 30 (along with Bonds, Sosa, and Mike Trout).
Bonds and Sosa were both in their prime during their early 30s, while Trout is just 26 years old. This shows how valuable Pujols has been to his teams over the course of his career; no other hitter has played for as many different franchises as he has. When you factor in that he has never finished lower than fourth in MVP voting, it's easy to see why he has been so successful throughout his career.
He ranks seventh in home runs among Oklahoma-born players in big league history, after only Mickey Mantle (536), Willie Stargell (475), Joe Carter (396), and Johnny Bench (389). Since 2013, he has hit.349 (148-for-424) at RISP, with 33 doubles, 16 HR, 202 RBI, 66 walks, and a.442 OBP. His batting average is third highest among all players with at least 250 rounds of batting.
Holliday was born on January 4th, 1984, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and attended CdA High School before moving to Florida to join the baseball team at Eustis High School. He then continued his career as a student at the University of Missouri, where he played first base for the Tigers from 2004 to 2008. In 2007, he set a school record with 42 hits in a single season. After his graduation, he signed with the Oakland Athletics as a free agent.
His first season with the A's was 2009, when he batted.275 with 26 homers and 102 RBIs. He finished second in MVP voting that year.
In 2010, Holliday raised some eyebrows by switching positions from first to third during spring training. The A's decided to go with a more offensive-minded lineup that year and moved him back to first base afterward. However, his batting average fell to.272 and he had only 17 homers and 79 RBIs.
He hit.279 with 3,055 hits, 297 home runs, and 1,115 RBI, breaking records for home runs in the first inning (81) and unintentional walks (2,129). He was a ten-time all-star and the 1990 American League MVP, and he led the league in thefts 12 times. Henderson played in 16 seasons for four teams, finishing with 2,922 career hits.
In 1990, Rickey Henderson set the record for most home runs by a single player in the first inning of a season with 81. That record has since been broken by Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros, who hit 85 in 1995. In addition to his role as a player, Rickey Henderson has served as an advisor to baseball's Hall of Fame since 1996.
Henderson is one of only nine players to have hit over.300 with at least three thousand hits, two hundred fifty homers, and one thousand five hundred RBI. The other eight players are George Brett, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmiero, Mike Schmidt, Joe DiMaggio, and Willie Mays.
Henderson's 1990 season was not easy, as he suffered a knee injury in April and broke his hand in May. He returned in June and ended up hitting 45 homers before the All-Star break.
Prior to the start of the 2010 season, just 300 times in Major League history had someone hit 40 or more home runs in a single season.
Sammy Sosa, CHC, 1999 (63 home runs): Sosa played in all 162 games that year but fell two home runs shy of matching McGwire for the big league lead. Greg Vaughn, SD, 1998 (50 homers): Vaughn's 50 homers earned him his sole Silver Slugger award, as well as a fourth-place finish in the NL MVP voting.
1 868 Home Runs in a Career (World record) 2 1.079 OPS in a Career (Japanese record) 3, 2,170 lifetime runs batted in (Japanese record) 4 he was born on February 23rd, 1933 (age 66) 5 he currently plays for The NPB's Chiba Lotte Marines 6 he has been married to his wife Masako since 1967 7 he has two children with his former wife Chisato - a daughter named Reiko and a son named Kotaro 8 he made his professional debut in 1955 with the Saitama Seibu Lions 9 he played until 1962 when he had surgery to repair a herniated disc 10 he returned in 1964 but only played three more seasons before retiring due to injuries 11 he started the Kyōto Daimai Shogi Club in 1995 12 he is known for helping popularize baseball in Japan.
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