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Most career leadoff home runs in MLB history

June 2, 2024

The primary job of a leadoff hitter is to get on base so his teammates can drive him in. Of course, the batter atop a lineup also simply can start things off by driving himself in, too. After all, there’s no better way for an offense to open a game

Most consecutive games with a home run

May 20, 2024

Here's a breakdown of MLB's longest home run streaks.

Players with two home runs in an inning

May 5, 2024

Connecting for a homer is a difficult enough feat in baseball. Getting the chance at a second at-bat in an inning, and then going yard again is a truly remarkable -- and historic -- achievement. Athletics outfielder Brent Rooker is the most recent of the 60 different players who have

Every MLB team's most recent no-hitter 

April 1, 2024

The no-hitter remains one of the most notable feats in baseball. Even if it seems like no-hitters are on the rise, there is an argument that isn't the case, and no matter how you slice it, it is one of the game's greatest achievements to get 27 or more outs

Most home runs hit in each month

January 24, 2024

Even for the best sluggers in baseball, reaching 10 homers in one calendar month is a notable achievement. But 15 or more? It doesn’t happen often. 20? Only one man in MLB history has done that: Sammy Sosa in June 1998. These are the Major League records for the most

Every 30-30 season, ranked by club

January 3, 2024

The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season. Perhaps no player in the game today possesses that dual-threat ability better than the Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr.. When he

Ruth tops 2-homer games list

Sultan of Swat had 70 such performances
January 2, 2024

The home run has endured as one of sports' most exciting plays throughout Major League Baseball's lengthy history. With one swing of the bat, a player can alter the course of a game, and some of the most prolific home run hitters had a penchant for doing so more than

40-40 club: 40 steals, 40 homers in a season

December 29, 2023

Every big league manager would love the luxury of being able to pencil a 40-homer slugger and a 40-steal speed burner into their lineup. But what if the slugger and the speed burner were the same guy? The Braves have the nightly privilege of inserting such a dynamo at the

Every member of the 400-HR club

Fifty-eight players in history have reached the milestone
October 1, 2023

While the 500-homer club boasts sluggers such as Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Ernie Banks, the 400-homer club offers us a glimpse into one of baseball's superglues: a diversity of skills. The 400-homer club features athletic stars like the 5-foot-9 Mel Ott and the switch-hitting Chipper Jones. It includes players

Every member of the 3,000-hit club

October 1, 2023

The 3,000-hit club is one of the most famous, and one of the most exclusive, in all of baseball. The players who have gotten 3,000 hits in the Major Leagues are few and far between. They are legends of the game -- nearly all of the 33 members are Hall

MLB's 3,000-strikeout club

19 pitchers have reached 3,000 K's
October 1, 2023

Only the greatest pitchers in Major League history have reached 3,000 strikeouts. The club now has 19 members. Max Scherzer is the most recent to join the club, recording his 3,000th career K in 2021. That added another career milestone to his three Cy Young Awards, two no-hitters and numerous

Hafner, Mattingly hold single-year grand slam record

Indians slugger, Yankees great each knocked six slams in historic seasons
September 28, 2023

Hitting one grand slam in a season is hard enough. But hitting a large handful of them? That takes an incredibly rare combination of both skill and a little luck. From 1901 -- the season the American League began play -- through 2022, a total of 159 different players had

Players with home run in first at-bat

September 1, 2023

Here is a complete list of the players who homered in their first Major League at-bat (^ = homered on the first pitch they saw). • Jasson Domínguez, Yankees, Sept. 1, 2023 Watch > • Weston Wilson, Phillies, Aug. 9, 2023 Watch > • Davis Schneider, Blue Jays, Aug. 4,

Players who have hit for the cycle

August 28, 2023

Getting four knocks in one day is memorable for even the best hitters. But getting a hit of each kind -- a single, double, triple and homer -- in the same game? That's something special. How special? It's only happened once in postseason history, when the Red Sox's Brock Holt

Players with at least 30 HR by All-Star Game

July 9, 2023

When a player approaches 30 homers at the All-Star break -- the unoffical, if not actual, midpoint of the season -- the excitement of a potential 60-plus-homer season really swings into gear. "I think it's something definitely to be proud of," said Chris Davis, who tied the American League record

Pitchers with 4 strikeouts in one inning

July 7, 2023

The number of four-strikeout frames -- made possible when a hitter takes first base after a third strike is dropped by the catcher plus either first is vacant or there are two outs -- has grown exponentially in the 21st century. While there were no such achievements by a pitcher

Players with at least 6 hits in a 9-inning game

May 26, 2023

Getting a hit in a Major League game is unquestionably one of the most difficult things to do in professional sports. Now imagine trying to do that six times in a nine-inning game -- a task made all the more difficult because you're also dependent upon your teammates having big

Immaculate innings: 3 strikeouts on 9 pitches

May 24, 2023

Three up, three down, with all three batters struck out on three pitches each. While the "immaculate inning" isn't nearly as rare as it once was -- there were none from 1929-52 and seven alone in 2022 -- any pitcher who can plow through a big league lineup on nine

MLB rookies to throw no-hitters

The youngest, least experienced pitchers to record a no-no
May 9, 2023

Throwing a no-hitter is hard enough for a crafty veteran. But what about the pitchers on the other end of the age and experience spectrum? Consider these numbers, each of which are for AL/NL pitchers in the Modern Era (since 1900):

  • Just two pitchers have thrown an individual no-hitter

3 HRs on Opening Day? Only 4 have done it

@MannyOnMLB and @mattkellyMLB
March 31, 2023

When it comes to three-homer games, fans tend to remember the ones that happened at the end of the season. Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols and Pablo Sandoval all come to mind for their tater trios in World Series play. But it may surprise you to learn that only

Postseason no-hitters & near misses

November 3, 2022

3-HR games in the postseason

October 16, 2022

2022 3-homer games

September 22, 2022

All 32 ultimate grand slams on record

September 20, 2022

It's never over until it's over -- just ask the 2022 Yankees. Down 8-4 in the bottom of the ninth, a leadoff home run brought them within three runs. Four batters later, Giancarlo Stanton came to the plate with the bases loaded and, with one swing of the bat, sent

2022 immaculate innings

September 16, 2022