The 1979 Houston Astros hit only 49 home runs

49 home runs! That’s nuts. They hit more triples than home runs. Their home run leader was Jose Cruz, who hit 9. In September they went 20 straight games without hitting a home run, the longest such streak in modern baseball. And that was after they went 15 games without hitting a rome run in July!

Must have been a pretty bad team, right? But no! They won 89 games and finished second, just a game and a half behind the Reds. That 15 game homerless streak in July? They went 11-4 in those games.

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2 thoughts on “The 1979 Houston Astros hit only 49 home runs

  1. byesac says:

    Dave Kingman only hit 48 that year.

  2. Joseph Nebus says:

    Wow, that’s really impressive baseball work.

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