Discover the Hot Facts about the instances of MLB home runs in which no baseball players occupied bases. The shocking truths revealed within will surely shock you.
So I wondered, how many solo home runs were hit in MLB’s shortened 2020 regular season? Here’s an answer, and more fun facts there’s no reason for anyone to ever care to know or retain:
- There were 1,325 solo home runs in MLB’s 2020 regular season, 59.5% of the 2,304 total home runs hit during the regular season.
- There were 3,965 solo home runs in MLB’s 2019 full regular season, 59.5% of its 6,776 total home runs. That’s not a typo, I double checked. Some things don’t change much, I guess.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers hit more solo home runs than any other MLB team (70).
- The Arizona Diamondbacks allowed more solo home runs than any other MLB team (59).
- Matthew Boyd of the Detroit Tigers surrendered more solo home runs than any other pitcher (11).
- Jose Abreu, Nelson Cruz, and Luke Voit tied for the league lead in solo homers (12).
- Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati yielded the most solo home runs (64).
- Most solo homers were hit on the first pitch (211).
- Most solo homers were hit with 0 outs (619).
- The Mets and Yankees hit the same number of solo HR (50).
Here’s some more cold, hard data:
|Los Angeles Dodgers||70|
|Chicago White Sox||59|
|Toronto Blue Jays||53|
|San Diego Padres||52|
|New York Yankees||50|
|New York Mets||50|
|Tampa Bay Rays||49|
|San Francisco Giants||47|
|Boston Red Sox||47|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||46|
|Kansas City Royals||38|
|St. Louis Cardinals||26|
|Cleveland Not Indians||22|
|Fernando Tatis Jr.||10|
All stats are courtesy of Stathead Baseball. Thank you, Stathead baseball, for momentarily satiating my fleeting curiosity.