OK, OK. The Texas Rangers have only played 18.5% of their schedule. And yes, the chances of Josh Hamilton catching Barry Bonds single-season home run mark of 73 are pretty slim.
But Hamilton did manage to hit 5.5% of the home runs needed to tie the record in last night’s game when he hit four home runs. And after 30 games, Hamilton has 14 home runs, the same number of home runs Bonds had at this point in the 2001 season.
And besides, who outside of San Francisco wouldn’t want to see Hamilton unseat Bonds? It has the potential to be the greatest story baseball has ever told.
Here is how Hamilton’s season compares to Bonds so far…