When Ryan Braun hit the ninth inning grand slam against St. Louis that changed the complexion of the NL Central race, he not only demoralized the city of St. Louis, he also hit the 232nd home run of the 2019 season for the Milwaukee Brewers. That is a significant number, because it surpasses the previous franchise record in home runs set in 2007 of 231.
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On that 2007 team, you might remember, that Prince Fielder hit 50 bombs, and he was joined by Corey Hart (24), Geoff Jenkins (21), J.J. Hardy (26), and Sunday’s hero, Ryan Braun (34). What was also significant about that year was that five different Brewers hit 20 or more home runs. In fact, five Brewers hitters hit 20 or more home runs in 2007, 2008, and 2010 when Fielder (32), Rickie Weeks Jr. (29), Hart (31), Casey McGehee (23), and Braun (25) achieved the feat. For a trip down memory lane, take a look below.
The 2010 season was the last time the Brewers had five hitters launch 20 or more homers until this season. To this point in 2019, Christian Yelich (44), Mike Moustakas (34), Yasmani Grandal (27), Eric Thames (21), and Ryan Braun (20) have all achieved the 20+ homer mark. With Keston Hiura thought to be back for Brewers during this home stand, there is an outside chance of six Brewers reaching the 20+ home run mark as he is sitting at 16.
With so much concerning “juiced” baseballs, smooth baseballs, launch angle, exit velocity, and optimum spin off the bat, it is no wonder that the Milwaukee Brewers join the list of teams that have broken their single season home run records in 2019. With 13 games remaining, Milwaukee should obliterate the 2007 record. Other teams to set their franchise record for home runs in 2019 include: Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers as well as others. More teams will join this list soon enough. Welcome the Milwaukee Brewers as the latest entry.