There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid (or you’re just a baseball stats junkie like me and you love home run numbers).
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for the Cleveland Guardians and have hit 40 or more home runs in a season.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have compiled all the Guardians that have hit 40 or more home runs in a season. Enjoy.
A Closer Look
Jim Thome, known for his power hitting, had a stellar year in 2002. He hit a career-high 52 home runs to go along with a league-leading .677 slugging percentage. Throughout his career, Thome was a consistent power threat, hitting at least 30 home runs in 12 different seasons, and surpassing the 40-home-run mark in six of those seasons.
His ability to draw walks, with 12 seasons of at least 90 bases on balls, contributed to his impressive .402 on-base percentage. Thome’s career on-base plus slugging (OPS) of .956 ranks him 19th all-time. He became only the eighth MLB player to hit 600 home runs and holds the record for career walk-off home runs with 13.
His unique batting stance was a trademark, and he was known for his consistently positive attitude and “gregarious” personality. Thome was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, his first year of eligibility.
Albert Belle had a remarkable 1995 season, becoming the only player ever to hit 50 doubles and 50 home runs in the same season. Belle was one of the leading sluggers of his time and was known for his intimidating stature and taciturn personality.
His achievement in 1995 remains a unique feat in Major League Baseball history. Additionally, Belle was the first player to break the $10 million per year compensation contract in MLB, reflecting the high value placed on his abilities as a player.
In 1998, Manny Ramirez established himself as a key player for the Cleveland Indians. He batted .294 with 168 hits, 45 home runs, 145 RBIs, and scored 108 runs in 150 games.
This performance was part of a series of successful seasons with the Indians, where Ramirez made significant contributions to the team’s playoff appearances in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999, including World Series appearances in 1995 and 1997. In 1999, he set the Indians’ single-season RBIs record with 165 RBIs.