“The Chief”, aka Geronimo Berroa finished his MLB career in 2001 with a total of 101 home runs.  The journeyman slugger spent time with nine teams in eleven seasons.  His four best years came with the Oakland Athletics for whom Berroa hit 87 home runs.

During this time with the A’s Geronimo slugged .499 including a relative pedestrian .451 SLG in 1995.  Berroa finished ’95 with twenty-two bombs.

Perhaps nothing interesting here except for the fact that Berroa hit 27% of his long balls against one team.  In only 13 games against the New York Yankees Berroa slugged six home runs plus three doubles and two triples.  In 47 at bats he slugged .894 against the Yanks, .894!

In addition to the power surge, Geronimo Berroa was walked in 17% of his plate appearances against New York in 1995.

So who gave up all these home runs to “The Chief”?  He hit two off Scott Kamieniecki and one each off four other pitchers including rookie starting pitcher Mariano Rivera.


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