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The 2023 Atlanta Braves are one of the most prolific and consistently productive offenses in the history of MLB.
They have made their money by hitting home runs often.
In fact, on Tuesday, the team surpassed the vaunted 300-homer barrier in a single season.
“The 2023 #Braves are the third team in MLB history to hit 300 home runs in a season!” they tweeted.
The 2023 #Braves are the third team in MLB history to hit 300 home runs in a season!#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/tY6VCRTld1
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 27, 2023
They finished the day with 301, and now we are on record watch.
The other two organizations to hit more than 300 round-trippers in a single year are the 2019 Minnesota Twins (307) and the 2019 New York Yankees (306).
As you probably remember if you are a hardcore baseball fan, 2019 was an oddly productive year for hitters because of the “juiced” ball that was used.
That makes the Braves’ feat all the more impressive.
With five games remaining on their regular-season calendar, Atlanta has a chance to tie the Twins for the top spot with six additional dingers.
It’s certainly doable, but the team’s priorities are making it through these last few games relatively healthy.
They have already secured their playoff spot, and they don’t want to risk an injury.
Still, it’s something they can achieve even while not playing at full effort.
Amazingly, the Braves have seven different players with 20+ home runs: Matt Olson (53), Ronald Acuña Jr. (41), Austin Riley (37), Marcell Ozuna (36), Ozzie Albies (32), Sean Murphy, (21), and Eddie Rosario (21).
They have two more with 15+: Michael Harris II (18) and Orlando Arcia (17).
Long story short, anyone in the lineup is capable of sending one to the stands.
They just need to average a little over a home run per game in the remainder of the 2023 schedule to be crowned as the new collective home run kings.
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