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MLB hitters set record for most HRs in a month

Vlad Jr.'s dinger at Coors Field helps set mark
@SlangsOnSports
May 31, 2019

Entering Friday, we had already seen more home runs this May than in any other May in Major League history. Now we’ve seen more homers than any month, ever, period. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s eighth-inning dinger for the Blue Jays in Colorado marked the 1,120th homer hit across the Majors since

Entering Friday, we had already seen more home runs this May than in any other May in Major League history. Now we’ve seen more homers than any month, ever, period.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s eighth-inning dinger for the Blue Jays in Colorado marked the 1,120th homer hit across the Majors since the calendar flipped to May 1. That broke a big league record for the most in any calendar month on record, surpassing two months from 2017 -- the year Major League hitters combined for a record 6,105 taters by season’s end. By the end of Friday night, big leaguers had capped off May with a record 1,135 dingers for the month.

Most home runs in calendar month, MLB history
1) May 2019: 1,135

2) August 2017: 1,119
3) June 2017: 1,101
4) May 2000: 1,069
5) May 2017: 1,060

This is the second straight month that the 2019 season has set the calendar month home run record, which also happened in April. In the record-breaking home run season of 2017, neither the April nor the May home run records were set.

Speaking of that pace, Major Leaguers have now hit 2,279 home runs on the year. That puts MLB on pace for a whopping 6,507 home runs in 2019, which would break the current record, set in 2017, by more than 400 homers.

Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @SlangsOnSports.