Fun with stats
I have a backlog of statistical notes from the recently concluded baseball season that I will be posting periodically in the coming weeks. Many of them come from the SABR research e-mail list; if you are are interested in baseball history and not a member, shame on you.
In 2008, guys named Ramirez hit 120 home runs: Manny 37, Hanley 33, Aramis 27, Alexei 21, Max 2.
That tied them for fourth best all time:
1987 Davis - 158
1986 Davis - 129
2001 Gonzalez - 126
1989 Davis - 120
2008 Ramirez - 120
Manny and Hanley also became the 22nd pair to hit 30+ homers each in a season.
Thanks to Brian MacMillan for the legwork.