Tuesday night in Boston, Chris Davis belted his 51st home run of the season and become the Baltimore Orioles franchise leader in home runs in a single season. Davis passed Brady Anderson, who hit 50 in 1996, with a shot to centerfield that tied the game at two.
As MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko points out, 23 of Davis’ 51 homers have tied or given the Orioles a lead this season.
Davis is the third player in major league history to hit 50 or more homers and 40 doubles in a single season, joining Babe Ruth (59 homers, 44 doubles in 1921) and Albert Belle (52 homers, 50 doubles in 1995). He’s the first player in Orioles history to hit 40 doubles and 40 homers in a single season.