Expanded League Record Book: Home Runs

After the 40+ players on the triples list, this one seems downright small, even though there are almost 30 entries.

So here we go- the most home runs hit in one VBL season- regular season and playoffs combined- since the 1994 season.

1Joseph OdomWinchester201217
2Jon LoveFront Royal200416
Steve McQuailFront Royal200916
Jimmy YezzoWinchester201216
Zach SterryWaynesboro201616
6Alex TolbertStaunton199614
Collin CowgillCovington200514
JD MundyCovington201814
Aidan NagleWoodstock201914
10Marcus NidifferCovington200813
Ryan DurrenceCovington200913
Shaun CooperHarrisonburg201013
Jonathan GriffinLuray201013
Brandon MurrayWaynesboro201213
15Darren HayesNew Market199412
Kirk AscheNew Market199812
Jeremy TerniWinchester200412
Tyler TownsendWinchester200812
Brandon QuarantaStrasburg201712
20Ryan CoeHarrisonburg199411
Marc RodriguezNew Market199411
Jason MichaelsStaunton199511
Jorge Cintron SotoStaunton199811
Kevin WhiteNew Market200311
Jared SimonFront Royal200911
Nathan MinnichWinchester201111
Brandon QuarantaStrasburg201611
Andrew EysterNew Market201811
Sonny DichariaStrasburg201911

Notes

  • Joseph Odom won his battle with teammate Jimmy Yezzo in 2012 to top this list, but his total is not the best of all time. Chaz Weaver notes that Mike Sabo hit 26 home runs for Staunton in 1987 (that would have been before wooden bats were standard in the league… which…. makes a difference).
  • Winchester and New Market have five entries on the list, Covington has four, Front Royal, Staunton, and Strasburg have three, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg have two, and Woodstock and Luray have one each. Purcellville and Charlottesville do not have anyone yet (but watch for Jose Aquino in 2021).
  • Strasburg’s Brandon Quaranta is on this list twice. I believe that he is the only hitter to appear on the same record book list twice on the hitter’s side.
  • Eight of these guys were MVPs- Love,Sterry, Nagle, Hayes, Terni, Townsend, Michaels, and Eyster.
  • Three guys played in the major leagues- Odom, Cowgill, and Michaels.
  • Three guys are also still in college- Eyster, Nagle, and Dicharia.

Next up is RBIs!

Odom

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