From Jimmie Foxx to Reggie Jackson to the Bash Brothers and more, the A’s have a rich history of some prodigious home run hitters. They haven’t been all that powerful for a bit, though. Since Jason Giambi hit 43 home runs in 2000, the A’s hadn’t again seen a player reach 40 in a season.
Until now. Khris Davis hit two bombs in Arlington on Sunday to get to 40 on the season.
Davis now has a tidy 100 home runs in his career over the course of 1,549 at-bats. In the last two seasons, he’s hit one home run every 13.6 at-bats. That’s already an outstanding rate, but consider that he’s been playing half his games this season in Oakland Coliseum, which rates out as the second-worst home run park in the majors, after San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
So while this season is going to go down as a disappointment, the power numbers produced by Davis are definitely among the positives in Oakland.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Khris Davis becomes first A’s player with 40 HR since 2000