For the first time since 2009, the Angels offense has 6 players that have hit 15 Home Runs or more.
The last Angels team that accomplished that feat had DH Vladimir Guerrero, RF Bobby Abreu, C Mike Napoli, CF Torii Hunter, LF Juan Rivera, and 1B Kendrys Morales all hit 15 or more Home Runs. That 2009 team was led by Morales in homers as he hit 34, Rivera hit 25, Hunter hit 22, Napoli hit 20, and both Abreu and Guerrero hit 15
The current Angels team as of September 3rd, 2019, has the same amount of players with 15 or more Home Runs which is 6. CF Mike Trout, RF Kole Calhoun, 1B Albert Pujols, 2B/3B Tommy La Stella, DH Shohei Ohtani, and OF Brian Goodwin. The team is led by Trout with 44 homers, Calhoun with 28, Pujols with 21, La Stella and Ohtani both with 16, and Goodwin with 15.
The Angels currently have 23 games remaining on their schedule and they could be the first team in franchise history to have more than 6 players hit 15 or more homers if LF Justin Upton is able to hit 4 more Home Runs as he currently has 11.
The other times an Angels’ team has accomplished the feat of having 6 players hit 15 or more Home Runs in a season…
1961: Leon Wagner (28), Ken Hunt (25), Lee Thomas (24), Earl Averill (21), Steve Bilko (20), Ted Kluszeweski (15)
1982: Reggie Jackson (39), Doug DeCinces (30), Brian Downing (28), Don Baylor (24), Fred Lynn (21), Bobby Grich (19)
1995: Tim Salmon (34), Jim Edmonds (33), Tony Phillips (27), J.T. Snow (24), Chili Davis (24), Garret Anderson (16)
2000: Troy Glaus (47), Mo Vaughn (36), Garret Anderson (35), Tim Salmon (34), Darin Erstad (25), and Scott Spiezo (17)
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