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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Brady Anderson, 2001 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia #66

Chris Davis is on pace for 58 home runs this season. Sure, "on pace for" is a load of hooey. It's a long season, and it's full of variables. But I've seen enough wondrous things from Crush over the past calendar year that I'm not going to discount the possibility. He's certainly well on his way to knocking Brady Anderson from the top of the Orioles' single-season leader board for home runs. It was a real bizarre thrill to watch the Birds' sideburns-sporting leadoff hitter blast 50 homers in 1996. Brady was on a team that featured Cal Ripken, Jr., Chris Hoiles, Bobby Bonilla, Roberto Alomar, and Eddie Murray...and HE was the headline-grabbing power hitter.

But Brady's had his fun. It never seemed quite right that he was the team's record holder, especially since he displaced Frank Robinson's legendary 1966 Triple Crown season from the top spot. So I'm unofficially starting the countdown. Chris Davis needs 25 home runs in the next 89 games to get the job done. I like his odds.

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