#Staturday: Dingers, Dongs, & Long Balls

Manny Machado watches a home run fly.

Happy Staturday Birdland! What an amazing week of baseball. We’re three games above .500 and things are starting to look good. Let’s check out some stats.

This August has been full of home runs. Let’s get some historical perspective:

The Orioles hit 57 home runs this August. That’s the most by any team in any August in MLB history and the third most in any month in MLB history.

The homer-licious August also put the Orioles on a list they already occupy:

Most home runs in a month in MLB history:

Orioles – 58, May of 1987
Mariners – 58, May of 1999
Orioles – 57, August of 2017
Orioles – 56, June of 2016

Tim Beckham’s hot start has not cooled off and it made for an historic month:

Tim Beckham became the second Oriole to record 50 hits in one month. He joins Cal Ripken.

Jonathan Schoop is having a beast season. He joins some impressive company:

Jonathan Schoop is 9th player in Orioles’ history to record 30+ HR, 100+ RBI, with a .300+ batting average. He joins Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson, Aubrey Huff, Miguel Tejada, Rafael Palmeiro, Cal Ripken, Boog Powell, and Jim Gentile.

Here’s to another awesome week of baseball! Check out more stats like these at @BirdlandStats on Twitter!

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