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IOC Drops Softball From Olympic Games
When the announcement came out of the International Olympic Committee meetings in Singapore that softball and baseball dropped were being eliminated from the Olympic program in 2012, many, including myself, were stunned. I could understand why...

My God...It's Full of Stars!
There are not too many opportunities while running a business where there is a defined period of work stoppage, thus giving you the time needed to go over the details of your product or service. Right now, the NHL's little details are eagerly...

The Martial Arts and Self-Defense - Emotional Response and Reaction
The media has fuelled the perception that ordinary people on the street are in constant danger from violent attack, and self-defense classes promise to counter this fear. To attract students, most martial arts schools in the U.S....

Why I Would Rather Be A Slugger Than A Pitcher
During the last NLCS, I asked Brandon Backe of the Astros what the hardest thing was for him in making the conversion from outfielder to pitcher in the minors. He said it was "not playing every day." That is why I would rather be a slugger, to...

Why We Watch Sports - (And It's Not What You Think)
Author: Jason OConnor Copyright: 2006 Whether you want to believe it or not, we like to watch sports for very different reasons than you may think. In fact, the real things that cause us to like sports are in every person, whether we like...

 
Home Run Statistics - Do You Like 'Em

Home Run Statistics - Going going gone.  The home run. One of sports grandest sights. Whether it is a line drive that barely clears the wall or a pop up that glances off the foul pole. Or if it's a shot that goes 40 rows back. It is still a home run. We love to see 'em.  Here are some of the great home run hitters. I have categorized these home run hitters in a particular way that I thought you might like. These statistics are up to and include the 2004 season.
Most 50 or more home run seasons Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire - 4 seasons each Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmy Foxx Ralph Kiner and Ken Griffey Jr - 2 season each
Most 40 or more home run seasons Babe Ruth - 12 seasons Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killabrew - 8 seasons each Ken Griffey Jr., Sammy Sosa - 7 seasons each Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez 6 seasons each
Most 30 home runs seasons Hank Aaron - 15 seasons Babe Ruth - 14 seasons Barry Bonds, Mike Schmidt - 13 seasons each Mark McGwire, Jimmy Foxx - 12 seasons each Frank Robinson, Willie Mays - 11 seasons each The following four players had 10 seasons each Harmon Killabrew, Lou Gehrig, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro   The following seven players had 9 seasons each Mickey Mantle, Manny Ramirez, Mike


Piazza Eddie Mathews, Tony Perez, Jim Thome Jeff Bagwell  The following five players had 8 seasons each Alex Rodriguez, Ted Williams, Frank Thomas Mel Ott, Albert Belle  The following seven players had 7 seasons each Ernie Banks, Joe DiMaggio, Juan Gonzalez Gary Sheffield, Dave Kingman, Willie McCovey Reggie Jackson 
Some Home Run Facts  Between Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe Dimaggio 1357 home runs were hit. Between the three of them they had two 40 home run seasons.
When Joe DiMaggio hit 46 home runs in 1937 he struck out 37 times.
Fred Lynn hit 23 home runs four years in a row.
Duke Snider had five 40 home run seasons - all in a row.
Hank Aaron hit 44 home runs four different seasons, He wore uniform number 44.
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