Baltimore Orioles’s Jonathan Villar smashed a homer in the seventh inning of the match against Los Angles Dodgers which breached an all time MLB home run record. The hit, the 6,106th home run of the season, is the most ever in a single MLB season.
The massive homer hit by Villar off the Caleb Ferguson gave the Orioles a 5–2 lead in the seventh inning of the game at Camden Yards.
Jonathan Villar's three-run homer broke the MLB single-season home run record with No. 6,106!
— SI MLB (@si_mlb) September 12, 2019
“Somebody told me after the homer. That’s unbelievable,” Villar said after the match. “That’s impressive for me, not for me, it’s for the team because we hit it here. That’s awesome. They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I’m excited for that.”
“That’s not everyday that happens, that only happens one time,” he said. “I feel excited because that’s very important, not only for me but for the team. My bat is going to the Hall of Fame. … I am going to have that my whole career. That’s unbelievable!”
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was happy to see the home run from his player that eventually won them the game 7-3.
“Home runs are up everywhere, and it’s tough to keep the ball in the ballpark,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “It’s tough to keep the ball in this ballpark when it’s humid and the ball is traveling. I’ve seen enough home runs here from the other side, so it’s nice to get one here from our side.”
Earlier, 1,136 home runs were hit in the month of May– the most in a month in the history of MLB.
This year also saw 1,000 or more home runs in each complete calendar month this season, that is five months with 1,000 or more home runs.This is also the most number of months in a season where more than 1000 home runs were scored.