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Most HR in a season by a batter who bats RH but throws LH

Posted by Andy on August 17, 2008

Move over Rickey...

  Cnt Player            **HR** Year Age Tm  Lg  G   PA  AB  R   H  2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+------+----+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Ryan Ludwick        31   2008  29 STL NL 116 471 411  82 125 27  3  92  48   3 107   5   1   6   6   4  2  .304  .379  .611  .990 *97/8     
    2 Rickey Henderson    28   1990  31 OAK AL 136 594 489 119 159 33  3  61  97   2  60   4   2   2  13  65 10  .325  .439  .577 1.016 *7D       
    3 Rickey Henderson    28   1986  27 NYY AL 153 701 608 130 160 31  5  74  89   2  81   2   0   2  12  87 18  .263  .358  .469  .827 *87/D     
    4 Jason Lane          26   2005  28 HOU NL 145 561 517  65 138 34  4  78  32   1 105   7   0   5  10   6  2  .267  .316  .499  .815 *9/87     
    5 Rickey Henderson    24   1985  26 NYY AL 143 654 547 146 172 28  5  72  99   1  65   3   0   5   8  80 10  .314  .419  .516  .935 *8/7D     
    6 Rickey Henderson    21   1993  34 TOT AL 134 610 481 114 139 22  2  59 120   7  65   4   1   4   9  53  8  .289  .432  .474  .906 *7D       
    7 Rickey Henderson    18   1991  32 OAK AL 134 578 470 105 126 17  1  57  98   7  73   7   0   3   7  58 18  .268  .400  .423  .823 *7D       
    8 Cody Ross           17   2008  27 FLA NL 109 368 331  43  85 19  3  57  27   1  78   5   0   5   4   4  1  .257  .318  .486  .804 *897/D    
    9 Mark Carreon        17   1995  31 SFG NL 117 426 396  53 119 24  0  65  23   1  37   4   0   3   7   0  1  .301  .343  .490  .833 *39/7     
   10 Rickey Henderson    17   1987  28 NYY AL  95 440 358  78 104 17  3  37  80   1  52   2   0   0  10  41  8  .291  .423  .497  .920 87D       
   11 Carl Warwick        17   1962  25 TOT NL 143 551 500  67 132 17  1  64  40   1  79   0   5   6  11   4  3  .264  .315  .404  .719 *897      
   12 Hal Chase           17   1915  32 BUF FL 145 596 567  85 165 31 10  89  20   0  50   1   8   0   0  23  0  .291  .316  .471  .787 *3/9      
   13 Rickey Henderson    16   1984  25 OAK AL 142 597 502 113 147 27  4  58  86   1  81   5   1   3   7  66 18  .293  .399  .458  .857 *7/8      
   14 Jason Lane          15   2006  29 HOU NL 112 345 288  44  58 10  0  45  49   0  75   2   2   4   6   1  2  .201  .318  .392  .710 *9/783    
   15 Damon Hollins       15   2006  32 TBD AL 121 355 333  37  76 20  0  33  19   1  64   0   2   1   4   3  3  .228  .269  .423  .692 *987/D    
   16 Brian Hunter        15   1994  26 TOT NL  85 278 256  34  60 16  1  57  17   2  56   0   0   5   3   0  0  .234  .277  .480  .757 *3/79     
   17 Rickey Henderson    15   1992  33 OAK AL 117 500 396  77 112 18  3  46  95   5  56   6   0   3   5  48 11  .283  .426  .457  .883 *7/D      
   18 Hal Breeden         15   1973  29 MON NL 102 290 258  36  71 10  6  43  29   3  45   2   1   0   7   0  1  .275  .353  .535  .888 *3        
   19 Ryan Ludwick        14   2007  28 STL NL 120 339 303  42  81 22  0  52  26   1  72   7   3   0   1   4  4  .267  .339  .479  .818 79/8      
   20 Rickey Henderson    14   1998  39 OAK AL 152 670 542 101 128 16  1  57 118   0 114   5   2   3   5  66 13  .236  .376  .347  .723 *78       

But the season record is still safe among the (much more common) set of players who batted LH and threw RH:

  Cnt Player            **HR** Year Age Tm  Lg  G   PA  AB  R   H  2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+------+----+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Roger Maris         61   1961  26 NYY AL 161 698 590 132 159 16  4 142  94   0  67   7   0   7  16   0  0  .269  .372  .620  .992 *98       
    2 Luis Gonzalez       57   2001  33 ARI NL 162 728 609 128 198 36  7 142 100  24  83  14   0   5  14   1  1  .325  .429  .688 1.117 *7        
    3 Jim Thome           52   2002  31 CLE AL 147 613 480 101 146 19  2 118 122  18 139   5   0   6   5   1  2  .304  .445  .677 1.122 *3D       
    4 Johnny Mize         51   1947  34 NYG NL 154 664 586 137 177 26  2 138  74   0  42   4   0   0   6   2  0  .302  .384  .614  .998 *3        
    5 Prince Fielder      50   2007  23 MIL NL 158 681 573 109 165 35  2 119  90  21 121  14   0   4   9   2  2  .288  .395  .618 1.013 *3/D      
    6 Jim Thome           49   2001  30 CLE AL 156 644 526 101 153 26  1 124 111  14 185   4   0   3   9   0  1  .291  .416  .624 1.040 *3/D      
    7 Larry Walker        49   1997  30 COL NL 153 664 568 143 208 46  4 130  78  14  90  14   0   4  15  33  8  .366  .452  .720 1.172 *9/38D    
    8 Jim Thome           47   2003  32 PHI NL 159 698 578 111 154 30  3 131 111  11 182   4   0   5   5   0  3  .266  .385  .573  .958 *3/D      
    9 Eddie Mathews       47   1953  21 MLN NL 157 681 579 110 175 31  8 135  99   0  83   2   1   0   6   1  3  .302  .406  .627 1.033 *5        
   10 Adam Dunn           46   2004  24 CIN NL 161 681 568 105 151 34  0 102 108  11 195   5   0   0   8   6  1  .266  .388  .569  .957 *73/D     
   11 Eddie Mathews       46   1959  27 MLN NL 148 682 594 118 182 16  8 114  80   2  71   3   3   2   6   2  1  .306  .390  .593  .983 *5        
   12 Carlos Delgado      44   1999  27 TOR AL 152 681 573 113 156 39  0 134  86   7 141  15   0   7  11   1  1  .272  .377  .571  .948 *3/D      
   13 Tino Martinez       44   1997  29 NYY AL 158 685 594  96 176 31  2 141  75  14  75   3   0  13  15   3  1  .296  .371  .577  .948 *3/D      
   14 Mo Vaughn           44   1996  28 BOS AL 161 752 635 118 207 29  1 143  95  19 154  14   0   8  17   2  0  .326  .420  .583 1.003 *3D       
   15 Carl Yastrzemski    44   1967  27 BOS AL 161 680 579 112 189 31  4 121  91  11  69   4   1   5   5  10  8  .326  .418  .622 1.040 *7/8      
   16 Jason Giambi        43   2000  29 OAK AL 152 664 510 108 170 29  1 137 137   6  96   9   0   8   9   2  0  .333  .476  .647 1.123 *3D       
   17 Duke Snider         43   1956  29 BRO NL 151 652 542 112 158 33  2 101  99  26 101   1   6   4  16   3  3  .292  .399  .598  .997 *8        
   18 Ted Williams        43   1949  30 BOS AL 155 730 566 150 194 39  3 159 162   0  48   2   0   0  22   1  1  .343  .490  .650 1.140 *7        
   19 Johnny Mize         43   1940  27 STL NL 155 666 579 111 182 31 13 137  82   0  49   5   0   0  10   7  0  .314  .404  .636 1.040 *3        
   20 Chuck Klein         43   1929  24 PHI NL 149 679 616 126 219 45  6 145  54   0  61   0   9   0   0   5  0  .356  .407  .657 1.064 *98       

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One Response to “Most HR in a season by a batter who bats RH but throws LH”

  1. It looks like 2006 was the Golden Age of BRTL, what with Ludwick, Lane, Ross & Hollins all getting significant playing time. I think it's rare for more than one or two BRTL to be semi-regulars at the same time, excluding pitchers.