With tonight’s home run by *checks notes* uh, Alex Gordon (his 7th of the year), a new single-season home run record has been set. No, Barry Bonds’ 762 still stands. As does his 73. (Yes, those are the records, PEDs aside.) This new record, though, still might be more surprising than one might guess.
That home run was the 5,694th of the year, meaning more homers have been hit during the 2017 Major League Baseball season than during any other Major League Baseball season dating back to 1871.
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