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Thursday
Sep202012

30-homer hitters

Last night, Alfonso Soriano and Adam Jones became the 15th and 16th players this season to hit 30 homers.

This was the first time for the right-handed Jones hitting 30 homers.

Jones against righties:

Jones against righties has hit .283, slugged .512 and hit 23 of his 30 homers. he has struck out 80 times.

Jones against lefties:

Against lefties, Jones has .299, slugged .486 and only hit seven homers. He has whiffed 30 times.

Soriano has now hit at least 30 homers in a season six times.

YearAgeTmGPAABHR ▾
2006 30 WSN 159 728 647 46
2002 26 NYY 156 741 696 39
2003 27 NYY 156 734 682 38
2005 29 TEX 156 682 637 36
2007 31 CHC 135 617 579 33
2012 36 CHC 139 568 521 30
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Original Table Generated 9/20/2012.
 

Soriano is now tied with Gil Hodges for 71st place on the all-time HR list, with 370.

Soriano has similar numbers to Jones homering eight times off lefties and 22 times off righties.

Active players with at least four 30+ homer seasons:

All-time leaders in 30+ homer seasons:

Rk YrsFromTo 
1 Hank Aaron 15 1957 1973 Ind. Seasons
2 Alex Rodriguez 14 1996 2010 Ind. Seasons
3 Barry Bonds 14 1990 2004 Ind. Seasons
4 Mike Schmidt 13 1974 1987 Ind. Seasons
5 Babe Ruth 13 1920 1933 Ind. Seasons
6 Albert Pujols 12 2001 2012 Ind. Seasons
7 Jim Thome 12 1996 2008 Ind. Seasons
8 Manny Ramirez 12 1995 2008 Ind. Seasons
9 Jimmie Foxx 12 1929 1940 Ind. Seasons
10 Carlos Delgado 11 1997 2008 Ind. Seasons
11 Sammy Sosa 11 1993 2004 Ind. Seasons
12 Mark McGwire 11 1987 2000 Ind. Seasons
13 Frank Robinson 11 1956 1973 Ind. Seasons
14 Willie Mays 11 1954 1966 Ind. Seasons
15 Rafael Palmeiro 10 1993 2003 Ind. Seasons
16 Fred McGriff 10 1988 2002 Ind. Seasons
17 Harmon Killebrew 10 1959 1970 Ind. Seasons
18 Eddie Mathews 10 1953 1965 Ind. Seasons
19 Lou Gehrig 10 1927 1937 Ind. Seasons
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/20/2012.

Seasons that produced the most 30+ homer hitters:

RkYear#
1 2000 47
2 1999 45
3 1996 43
4 2001 41
5 2004 37
6 2006 34
7 1998 33
8 1997 31
9 2009 30
10 2003 30
11 2008 28
12 2002 28
13 1987 28
14 2005 27
15 2007 26
16 2011 24
17 1993 22
18 1995 21
19 1977 19
20 1970 19
21 2010 18
22 1969 17
23 2012 16
24 1982 16
Provided by Baseball-Reference.comView Play Index Tool Used Generated 9/20/2012.

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