Major League Baseball set a new home run record in 2017

Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals helped the league set a new feat.
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Have you noticed more home runs in 2017? Well you're not alone.

Last night, Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals hit the 5,694th home run in the majors this season, setting a new league record which had stood since 2000.

By the end of Tuesday's games, that number climbed over 5,700 and the league is on pace to hit 6,139 home runs.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, there were just 4,186 home runs in 2014, which was the fewest in a season since 1993.

Although Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton have dazzled up with home runs all season, the MLB has just three players with 40-plus dingers in 2017. 

In 2000, there was 16 players who hit 40-plus home runs, showing that teams in the current age have more depth in their lineups.

This year's Twins have hit 194 bombs, but they'll need 31 homers over their next 10 games to break their franchise record of 225 which was set in 1963.

Minnesota has eight players with double-digit home runs this season

  1. Brain Dozier, 31 
  2. Miguel Sano, 28 
  3. Eddie Rosario, 26 
  4. Eduardo Escobar, 19 
  5. Max Kepler, 18 
  6. Byron Buxton, 16 
  7. Jorge Polanco, 11 
  8. Kennys Vargas, 11

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