Today in Sports History: August 31

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 2019, the Minnesota Twins set a new record for the most home runs hit by a team in a single season. The Twins smashed 6 home runs against the Detroit Tigers to break the previous MLB record of 267 home runs set by the Yankees in 2018. Nicknamed the “Bomba Squad,” the Minnesota Twins would finish the season with a total of 307 homers. Their top home run hitter, Nelson Cruz, contributed 41 dingers. Eight members of the Bomba Squad also reached the 20 homer mark that season, becoming the first team in MLB history to do so. Overall, the 2019 season became a home run fiesta for several teams. By the end of the season, 2019 team campaigns claimed the top four single-season home run totals in MLB history.  

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