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League Champion with fewest team HR?

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League Champion with fewest team HR?
I noticed the Tigers are running away with the Central League so far, and only have 45 home runs in 88 games (on a pace for about 75ish). Does anyone know the lowest home run total for a team that won the league? (And possibly the last time the number was that low?)
Re: League Champion with fewest team HR?
[ Author: Deanna | Posted: Jul 25, 2008 11:05 AM | NIP Fan ]

I don't know the exact answer you're asking for offhand, but last year the Fighters won the Pacific League with only 73 home runs and no other team in the league had under 100, if that helps.
Re: League Champion with fewest team HR?
[ Author: number9 | Posted: Jul 25, 2008 6:17 PM ]

They're both teams that are built to win in their pitchers paradise parks.

I'm sure if we go back to the dead ball era, we'd be able to find champions who hit less home runs, though.
Re: League Champion with fewest team HR?
[ Author: Guest: Michael Eng | Posted: Aug 7, 2008 10:55 PM ]

The ten lowest number of home runs by a league champion (1950 onward):
  • 48: 1951 Hawks
  • 60: 1960 BayStars*
  • 61: 1953 Hawks
  • 64: 1962 Tigers
  • 70: 1954 Dragons*
  • 73: 2007 Fighters
  • 77: 1952 Giants*
  • 80: 1953 Giants*
  • 83: 1958 Lions*, 1952 Hawks
  • 84: 1955 Giants*

The ten most recent seasons under 80:
  • 2007 Fighters: 73
  • 2006 Golden Eagles: 67
  • 1997 Marines: 75
  • 1993 Hawks: 75
  • 1991 BayStars: 66
  • 1989 BayStars: 76
  • 1978 Hawks: 78
  • 1973 Swallows: 78
  • 1970 Swallows: 69
  • 1966 Carp: 78
Hope this helps.
Michael Eng

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