As Mike Moustakas continues on his pace to set the Kansas City Royals single-season home run mark, we take a look back at the top names on that list.
One of the biggest stories of the Kansas City Royals 2017 season has been the work of third baseman Mike Moustakas. Also known as “Moose”, the power hitting infielder has been crushing home runs this year. His current pace puts him on track to easily crack the Royals all-time, single-season, list for homers.
If Moustakas can pull it off, he would be the second Royals player in two years to crack the list. However, he would also be just the second Royals player to do it since 2000. Kansas City doesn’t have a long history of hitting the long ball.
That’s not to say the list is easy to get on. 30 home runs in a single year is still quite a feat, and that would just get a player tied for 9th in Royals history. It’s just not something that happens very often in Kansas City.
However, if Mike Moustakas can continue hitting them out of the park at his current pace, he stands a very good chance of making the list. In fact, there is a chance for Moose to even end up at the top of the Royals single-season home run chart.