Yankees Break Single-Season Home Run Record

Through the first two games of the final regular-season series for the 2018 New York Yankees, the Bronx Bombers have slugged six home runs in Fenway Park, four on Friday night and two Saturday afternoon, to tie and surpass the 1997 Seattle Mariners for most home runs in a single-season by a team, with 266.

The ’97 Mariners, who originally set the mark at 264, were led by Ken Griffey Jr. (56), Jay Buhner (40), and Paul Sorrento (31). 

This year’s Yankees are obviously no stranger to the long ball, as they clubbed 154 prior to the All Star Break, surpassing the mark set by the ’99 Seattle Mariners. In that span, the 154 home runs traveled a combined distance of 60,578 feet, or just shy of 11 and a half miles. With the island of Manhattan at 13.4 miles long, that was pretty impressive. 

The Bronx Bombers continued to mash after the All Star Break, even while losing slugger Aaron Judge for almost two months. With just one game to go in the regular season, the 264 homers by the boys in Pinstripes have traveled 103,210 feet, or roughly 19.54 miles.

The 2018 Yankees have FIVE players with over 25 homers, and 12 with over 10, and they are led by Stanton (38), while Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar, Aaron Hicks, and Judge, each have 27.

Whether or not the Yankees can use their big bats to bop their way through the one-game playoff against Oakland and then possibly against the Red Sox will be an interesting thing to see, but only time will tell. 

Once again, thank you to Steve Angelovich for the daily #NYYHRTracker, as he knew the Yankees were going to go on to catch the 264 mark when he started the tracker on twitter after game three of the season.

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