Chris Davis has hit his 50th home run on the season. The home run ties Brady Anderson for most home runs in a season for the Baltimore Orioles. It was a clutch time for Davis to hit number 50 as it came in a tie game off of Toronto Blue Jays all-star reliever Steve Delabar in the 8th inning.
The home run extends Davis’s American League lead over the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera by 7. ESPN sent out a tweet putting into perspective just how special Chris Davis’ season has been.
Chris Davis is the 3rd player in MLB history with 50 home runs and 40 doubles in a season, joining Babe Ruth and Albert Belle.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 14, 2013
MLB, wanting to get in on the action, actually started printing money with Chris Davis’ face on it.
50! Chris Davis is so money. pic.twitter.com/R0SMdrlOef
— MLB (@MLB) September 14, 2013
I am not sure about the legality of the tender but I know that if you have a piece of it in Baltimore it is as good as gold. I am sure that Davis would trade at least a portion of these home runs if it meant that the Orioles would make it into the playoffs this year. Baltimore is currently 2.5 games back of a wildcard spot, which doesn’t sound that bad unless you look at the fact that there are currently 5 teams in front of them all vying for 2 spots.
I don’t think that this is the year for Baltimore but that remains to be seen. After all, not many people predicted they were going to make the postseason last year.