It is widely known that the Pirates set a team record with 45 home runs in the month of August. It was a fun time to watch Pirate baseball, as the team seemingly scored at will. However, even with that eruption of power, the Bucs are currently tied for 20th in Major League Baseball with 135 home runs. Overall, it does not seem like a historically significant season. But take a look at the team's individual leaders in home runs:

Adam LaRoche – 21
Jason Bay – 20
Xavier Nady – 17
Jose Bautista – 14
Nate McLouth – 12
Freddy Sanchez – 11
Ronny Paulino – 10
Jack Wilson – 9
Ryan Doumit – 9

What is noteworthy about these numbers? This is only the third team in the history of the franchise that has boasted seven players with ten or more home runs. If Wilson can hit one more in the final few ...

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