View Full Version : Two HR records in one season
06-06-2001, 07:40 AM
No, this is not about Barry. It is about Mike F'ang Hampton. Two dingers out of his bat gives hime 4 for the season. Reb Russell holds the single season record at 12 going back to 1922. Hampton have a chance?
06-06-2001, 08:16 AM
I thought the NL HR record for pitchers was 7 (Newcombe 1955) and the ML (AL) record was 9 (Wes Ferrell 1931)?
Obviously, if I have the records right, the NL mark is his, easy - playing in Coors.
06-06-2001, 08:20 AM
Buzz - - I think this is where you got caught:
From CBS Sportsline: "As a rookie sensation with the White Sox in 1913, Russell was 22-16 (1.91). Although he never matched those figures, he was 18-11 in 1916 and led the AL in winning percentage (.750) with a 15-5 mark for the World Champion Sox of 1917. Released with a dead arm early in 1919, he returned to the ML as an outfielder with Pittsburgh in 1922, hitting .368 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in only 60 games. "
Reb's NetShrine entry:
Ewell Albert "Reb" Russell
1913 - 1923 (Chicago AL, Pittsburgh NL)
One of the top pitchers in the AL from
1913-18. Suffered arm woes & came
back as an OF w/Pirates in 1922-23.
06-06-2001, 08:30 AM
Yup - that looks to be where I went astray. Good catch. Thanks. He should easily get the NL mark.
06-07-2001, 03:22 AM
thin air and wings on the balls. no problemo. :)
06-07-2001, 06:14 AM
Wonder how it will be noted, if broken? It's not every day that at 70 year old record falls.
Will it be a lead story? Or, just a mention in some game notes somewhere?
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