Phillies Closing in on 12,000 Homers

Loyal reader Nicholas Hoyt points out that the Phillies have a good shot at reaching the 12,000-home run mark this weekend against the Marlins. Heck, Ty Wigginton may get them there himself.

When they get there, they will be the 8th of the 30 current franchises to reach 12K HR. The numbers for each (through Thursday), according to baseball-reference,com:

Team Games Homers           Team Games Homers
Yankees 17,336 14,603   Twins 17,369   9,649
Giants 19,770 13,677   Rangers   8,172   7,859
Cubs 20,300 12,932   Angels   8,187   6,878
Braves 20,267 12,689   Brewers   6,888   6,351
Tigers 17,388 12,563   Mets   8,019   6,282
Red Sox 17,348 12,321   Astros   8,027   5,889
Reds 19,885 12,078   Blue Jays   5,599   5,695
Phillies 19,696 11,994   Nationals   6,884   5,408
Orioles 17,361 11,853   Mariners   5,600   5,351
Athletics 17,322 11,789   Royals   6,878   5,176
Indians 17,361 11,784   Padres   6,894   5,150
Dodgers 19,685 11,546   Rockies   3,066   3,485
Cardinals 19,888 11,003   Marlins   3,061   2,857
Pirates 19,845 10,346  

D'backs

  2,319   2,461
White Sox 17,357 10,204   Rays   2,316   2,257

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