The Minnesota Twins just broke another home run record
By Chris Schad
The Minnesota Twins are one of the most prolific home run hitting teams of all-time in 2019, but they broke another record on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins have hit plenty of home runs this season. For a franchise that used to be known for moving runners over and playing like piranhas, the evolution to the Bomba Squad has resulted in one of the most exciting seasons in franchise history.
As the Twins already own the MLB record for most home runs in a season with 287 and counting, they’re also the first team in MLB history with 11 players to hit 10 or more home runs. This vulgar display of power has continued throughout the season, but on Tuesday night during their game with the Chicago White Sox, the Twins were able to set one more record.
Right after Ryan LaMarre led off the Twins night with his first home run of the season, the 17th player this season to hit a home run for Minnesota, Miguel Sano came to the plate and unleashed a 480-foot bomb into the third deck of Target Field. Sano’s home run was significant as he became the fifth Twins with 30 or more bombs this season, setting a new MLB record.
Such has been the transformation of the Twins throughout the season. Along with Sano, who needed just 399 at-bats to reach the 30 home run mark, Minnesota has enjoyed 30+ HR seasons from Nelson Cruz (37 HR), Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30).
That has helped the Twins continue to lead MLB in home runs this season, but they’ve tried to hold off a late charge from the New York Yankees, who entered Tuesday night’s action with 286 home runs.
It’s unknown whether the Twins success hitting the ball out of the park will continue into a potential postseason performance, but for now, the Bomba Squad at least has a place as one of the most prolific home run hitting teams in MLB history.