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Stat of the day: most homers during a hitting streak

Aug 11, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

Joe DiMaggio AP

Inspired by a Danny Knobler tweet, here’s a list of players to hit the most homers over the course of a hitting streak.

Joe DiMaggio (NYY, 1941): 15 HR in 56 G
Willie McCovey (SFG, 1963): 15 HR in 24 G
Alex Rodriguez (NYY, 2006): 15 HR in 23 G

Chuck Klein (Phi, 1929): 13 HR in 25 G

Babe Ruth (NYY, 1921): 12 HR in 26 G
Hack Wilson (CHC, 1930): 12 HR in 22 G
Mike Schmidt (Phi, 1979): 12 HR in 17 G
Dante Bichette (Col, 1995): 12 HR in 19 G
Shawn Green (Tor, 1999): 12 HR in 28 G
Dan Uggla (Atl, 2011): 12 HR in 31 G

Chuck Klein (Phi, 1930): 11 HR in 26 G
Hal Trosky (Cle, 1936): 11 HR in 28 G
Fred Lynn (Bos, 1979): 11 HR in 20 G
Juan Gonzalez (Tex, 1996): 11 HR in 21 G
Vladimir Guerrero (Mon, 1999): 11 HR in 31 G
Larry Walker (Col, 1999): 11 HR in 18 G

Ken Williams (SLB, 1922): 10 HR in 28 G
Rogers Hornsby (BSN, 1928): 10 HR in 20 G
Hack Wilson (CHC, 1930): 10 HR in 22 G
Lou Gehrig (NYY, 1936): 10 HR in 18 G
Joe DiMaggio (NYY, 1937): 10 HR in 22 G
Duke Snider (Bro, 1953): 10 HR in 27 G
Willie Mays (SFG, 1964): 10 HR in 20 G
Don Mattingly (NYY, 1985): 10 HR in 19 G
Kirby Puckett (Min, 1986): 10 HR in 16 G
Jeff Bagwell (Hou, 1994): 10 HR in 18 G
Eric Davis (Bal, 1998): 10 HR in 30 G
Damion Easley (Det, 1998): 10 HR in 19 G
Larry Walker (Col, 1999): 10 HR in 21 G
Tony Clark (Det, 1999): 10 HR in 19 G
Gary Sheffield (LAD, 99-00): 10 HR in 19 G
Mike Piazza (NYM, 2000): 10 HR in 21 G
Jeff Bagwell (Hou, 2000): 10 HR in 18 G
Miguel Tejada (Oak, 2002): 10 HR in 24 G

  1. dodger88 - Aug 11, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Not surprised to see Joe D at the top but I find fascinating is that his HR pace in the streak works out to 43 HR in a full 162 games.

    If you take the likes of McCovey, Arod, Klein & Ruth, the paces they set would translate to anywhere from 85 to 100 HR over 162 games. Talk about being dialed in.

    • hasbeen5 - Aug 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM

      How ’bout Michael Jack’s 12 HR in 17 games for a pace of 114 over a full season.

      • dodger88 - Aug 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM

        We have a winner.

  2. stublues33 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Frank Howard: 8 games, 10 HR May12,1968 to May 19. “Year of the Pitcher.”

  3. bigleagues - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    “Hello there champions!”

    When working as a roving instructor for the Yankees, Frank Howard would greet allminor league players and staff with those words.

    • natstowngreg - Aug 12, 2011 at 4:12 PM

      Frank Howard is beloved here in DC among those of a certain (relatively advanced) age. That is, old enough to remember the Senators.

      Nats Park has 3 statues in Centerfield Plaza (where most fans enter the park from Metro). Frank Howard is one of them. (The others are Walter Johnson & Josh Gibson).

  4. bigleagues - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    So, according to this list . . . Dan Uggla has the most Home Runs during a hitting streak of 30 or more games since . . . . Joe DiMaggio. Or we could say Uggla has the 2nd most home runs during a hitting streak of 30 or more games in MLB history.

    Either one sounds improbable and if it didn’t just happen, we’d all laugh at anyone who said it.

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