NEW YORK (AP) — A month after setting a record for most home runs in a month, big league batters did it again and are on pace to shatter the season mark.
The Elias Sports Bureau said Monday that batters hit 1,142 home runs in June, seven more than in May.
Five of the top six home run months have been in the last three years. August 2017 is third at 1,119, followed by June 2017 (1,101), May 2000 (1,069) and May 2017 (1,060).
A total of 3,421 home runs were hit in 1,255 games through Sunday, an average of 2.73 per game. That is up 19% from the 2.28 average through June last