Found September 20, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
Halfway through the season, the Seattle Mariners were leading the AL in runs scored while away; however, they were in last place with runs scored at home. Currently, of the 30 MLB teams, we are ranked 29th in total runs scored this season, just above the Houston Astros and below the Cubs with 561. Seattle has the 3rd lowest team home run total in the AL. Being a fan of our team, you’ve often wondered: how has it ever been done? Fifty, sixty home runs… impossible, yet, it has happened. Jose Bautista of Toronto hit 54 in 2010. Sammy Sosa has hit over 60 in a single season—3 times. Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds both have hit 70 or over. Even the Mariners at one point had both Alex Rodriguez and Ken Griffey, who are ranked 5 and 6 (respectively) in MLB all-time career home run totals, hitting over 50 home runs in a single season. This week the Mariners faced the top 2 home run hitters of 2012: Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays (40), and Josh Hamilton of the Rangers (42). Both heavy ...
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