Is Dom Brown's best yet to come?

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With two home runs Friday, Domonic Brown upped his total for May to 12. (Matt Slocum/AP)

With two home runs Friday, Domonic Brown upped his total for May to 12, the 14th time in Phillies history a player has launched a dozen or more dingers in a single calendar month.

The good news is that Brown is the third youngest of that group to do so. And even better news, each of the Phillies that did so at a younger age, would have another month of 12 home runs later in his career, although one of them (Dick Allen) did so for another major league club.

Here are the 14 Phillies with 12 or more home runs in a month listed by their age on the last day of that month*:

 PHILLIES HITTING 12 OR MORE HOME RUNS IN ONE MONTH
         Age*
 HR  Player  Month  Year  Yrs.  Days
 12  Dick Allen
 June  1966  24  114
 14  Chuck Klein
 July
 1929  24  297
 12  Domonic Brown
 May  2013  25  270
 12  Mike Schmidt
 August  1975  25  338
 13  Ryan Howard
 May
 2006  26  193
 14  Ryan Howard
 August  2006  26  285
 12  Chuck Klein
 June  1932  27  267
 14  Mike Schmidt  June  1977  27  276
 13  Mike Schmidt
 July  1979  29  306
 12  Mike Schmidt
 May  1980  30  247
 12  Mike Schmidt
 July  1982  32  307
 13  Deron Johnson
 July  1971  33    14
 15  Jim Thome
 June  2004  34  308
 15  Cy Williams
 May  1923  35  162

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