You think we don’t have home runs today. Think about baseball fans of 1988. The entire National League saw just two players hit 30 long balls. No team averaged one HR/game that season.
This was on the heels of a record-setting 1987 when 19 teams averaged one homer per night.
Twenty-eight players hit thirty bombs in ’87 including:
- 40 year-old Darrell Evans
- 21 year-old Ruben Sierra
- Larry Sheets….a man who hit more career HR’s in the minors than the big leagues