Yankees 1st... Four 10-Homer Players By 40th Game

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In what seems hard to believe, the MLB season is actually nearly one quarter over.

But, in what seems fairly obvious, the New York Yankees are beating the snot out of the ball.

So much so that when Giancarlo Stanton dropped a home run over the right-center-field wall during the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics yesterday, he became the fourth Yankee this season to hit his 10th home run.

And that’s even a lot for a franchise with the word Bombers in their nickname considering that, before this year, the Yankees had never had four players hit 10 or more home runs by the team's 40th game of a season—or even their 50th, for that matter.

But, according to Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are now the first team since the 2003 Texas Rangers to have four players amass 10 homers within the first 40 games of a season.

So congrats to Stanton, Didi Gregorius, and Gary Sanchez who each have ten and slugger Aaron Judge and his 11 for setting a new milestone for the Yankees.

Oh and considering the last foursome from the 2003 Texas Rangers consisted of Carl Everett, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, and Alex Rodriguez—the latter two who have since set drug tests off like a pinball machine, let’s just say the Yankees leave me a bit more impressed.

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