During the past decade where the San Francisco Giants won three World Series, the constant in those teams was the great pitching they had and the fundamentals in all facets of the game, coming out mainly in the postseason, with the home run missing a lot in the strategy of those teams. Nevertheless, in this 2021 MLB season, the Giants’ primary weapon they are home runs and they have shown it with the last mark they set.
Following Thursday’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Thairo Estrada hit a three-run homer off Devin Williams, marking the Giants’ 200th homer this season, the first team to hit that number in the season. current Major League Baseball season.
The Giants have hit 200 home runs for the sixth time in franchise history in a season, and they are the only team in all major leagues to have more than 10 players with more than a dozen home runs during the season. , with players like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Mike Yastrzemski, Evan Longoria among others, leading the way.
The franchise record is 235 home runs connected in a season, which came during the 2001 season, the year in which Barry Bonds broke the record for the most home runs hit in a season with 73, surpassing the 70 that Mark McGwire had hit. in 1998.