The 30-something club

Originally Published: December 13, 2005
ESPN.com

The 1987 Minnesota Twins won the franchise's first World Series championship behind a lineup of power hitters. Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky and Gary Gaetti all clubbed more than 30 home runs and Kirby Puckett added 28 as the Metrodome became known as the "Homerdome."

But since then, no Twins player has slugged 30-or-more homers in a season. Zero. How unusual is that feat? Check out the following list, which shows the last player with 30-plus homers and the number of 30-HR guys for each major-league team since the 1987 season.

30-HR HITTERS
TEAM LAST PLAYER (HR total) YEAR # AFTER '87
*Arizona Troy Glaus (37)
Tony Clark (30)
2005 12
Atlanta Andruw Jones (51) 2005 24
Baltimore Miguel Tejada (34) 2004 11
Boston David Ortiz (47)
Manny Ramirez (45)
2005 17
Chicago (NL) Derrek Lee (46)
Aramis Ramirez (31)
2005 22
Chicago (AL) Paul Konerko (40)
Jermaine Dye (31)
2005 22
Cincinnati Adam Dunn (40)
Ken Griffey Jr. (35)
2005 8
Cleveland Travis Hafner (33) 2005 23
&Colorado Jeromy Burnitz (37)
Vinny Castilla (35)
Todd Helton (32)
2004 27
Detroit Bobby Higginson (30) 2000 14
&Florida Miguel Cabrera (33)
Carlos Delgado (33)
2005 8
Houston Morgan Ensberg (36) 2005 18
Kansas City Jermaine Dye (33) 2000 6
LA Angels Vladimir Guerrero (32) 2005 14
LA Dodgers Adrian Beltre (48) 2004 19
Milwaukee Carlos Lee (32) 2005 11
Minnesota Kent Hrbek (34)
Tom Brunansky (32)
Gary Gaetti (31)
1987 0
NY Mets Cliff Floyd (34) 2005 17
NY Yankees Alex Rodriguez (48)
Gary Sheffield (34)
Jason Giambi (32)
2005 15
Oakland Eric Chavez (34)
Miguel Tejada (34)
2002 22
Philadelphia Pat Burrell (32) 2005 10
Pittsburgh Jason Bay (32) 2005 11
San Diego Phil Nevin (41)
Ryan Klesko (30)
2001 9
San Francisco Barry Bonds (45) 2004 23
Seattle Richie Sexson (39) 2005 19
St. Louis Albert Pujols (41) 2005 17
*Tampa Bay Aubrey Huff (34) 2003 3
Texas Mark Teixeira (43)
Alfonso Soriano (36)
2005 26
Toronto Carlos Delgado (32) 2004 25
Washington Tony Batista (32)
Brad Wilkerson (32)
2004 8
* -- first year of franchise was 1998
& -- first year of franchise was 1993

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