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Longing for more long balls

Joe Mauer, Pablo Sandoval among players who've had power shortages in 2010

Originally Published: August 18, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

During my most recent chat on ESPN.com, a reader named Jason from New Jersey pointed out that Oakland and Seattle are legitimate threats to finish the season with fewer than 100 home runs, and Kansas City might fail to reach that threshold as well. "Has an AL team ever done that?" he asked.

The answer: It's happened lots of times, but not since 1992, when Milwaukee, Boston, Kansas City and California all fell short of 100 homers. Mike Macfarlane led the Royals with 17 long balls that year, ...

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