Miller: A-Rod, Griffey, and the greatest home-run hitting team in MLB history

From Scott Miller at Bleacher Report on June 25, 2018:

All rise as the Sons of Babe Ruth launch a conveyor belt of moonshots, from Giancarlo Stanton’s opposite-field frozen ropes to Aaron Judge’s rainbows to Gary Sanchez’s rockets.

As the New York Yankees chop and hack their way through the MLB record book this summer, they are taking dead aim at a single-season home run record that has lasted 21 years, a remarkable achievement that has withstood juiced balls, small ballparks, the laws of gravity and the test of time.

For more than two decades, the 1997 Seattle Mariners have maintained Murderers’ Row status in the record book by virtue of their 264 home runs. But through this season’s first 74 games, the Yankees are on pace to wallop 268.

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Originally published: June 27, 2018. Last Updated: June 27, 2018.