Orioles' Jonathan Villar
Sets New Record With
6,106th Home Run of Season
A new MLB single-season home run record has
been set with 18 days left in the season.
Villar's three-run home run in the seventh inning was the 22nd home run on Wednesday.
Somebody told me after the homer.
That's unbelievable ... They put the bat in the Hall of Fame.
I'm excited for that.
, Jonathan Villar, via statement.
A total of 6,125 home runs had been hit in 2019
by the end of Wednesday night.
was set in 2017.
Before 2017, the record was
5,693 home runs hit in 2000.
The home runs are up everywhere and it's tough to keep the ball in the ballpark.
It's tough to keep the ball in this ballpark on a humid night when the ball was traveling, Brandon Hyde, Orioles' manager, via statement
The Baltimore Orioles have allowed a single-season
record of 280 home runs this season.
I've seen enough home runs here from the other side, so it's nice to get one from our side.
, Brandon Hyde, via statement