Chris Davis homering is starting to become something of a regularity. After all, he has a whopping 32 of them on the season. Quite simply- Chris Davis has been the best power hitter in baseball this season. While Miguel Cabrera has, undoubtedly, been the better overall hitter, nobody has even come close to matching Davis’ power output on the year.
In fact, Davis’ season has the potential to go from “spectacular” to “historical.” In 2001, Barry Bonds broke the single-season home run record when he smashed 73 long balls (in a pitcher-friendly park too..) However, after allegedly doing steroids, Bonds’ name will always be marked with an asterisk in baseball record books. However, even if Bonds’ was clean, Davis could be on the verge of history. While Bonds was in the NL, the all time leader in homers for a season in the American League, Roger Maris, hit 61 long balls in 1961. Chris Davis, about halfway through the season, is close to breaking that record. Chris Davis could be the all time leader in clean homers for a season if he keeps hitting at this monster pace.
Whether or not Davis will keep hitting like this is unknown. It’d definitely be a mean pace to keep up with, though. But, if he’s done it for half of a season, who says he can’t do it for another half? Facing the White Sox, Chris Davis hit a long homer to left off of White Sox starter Hector Santiago. Oh, and he added in a double for good measure.
Yeah, he’s good.