Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the baseball excitement of batters with the pop in their bats to blast the ball out of the park every time they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year after year is diminishing.
Soaring individual home run baseball totals were a rarity in 2013. Only two major league sluggers, Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera went yard 40 or more times with Davis leading the major leagues with 53 four-baggers and Cabrera finishing second with a healthy 44.
Only 12 other big leaguers hit 30 or more HR’s in 2013, and just three from the National League. In fact, since 2010, National League sluggers pounding 40 or more HR’s have become almost extinct. Ryan Braun did it in 2012, but no other NL batter has reached that magic total over the four year span.
Take a look at baseball’s four year home run totals.
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