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Hunter in historic homer company

Hunter in historic homer company

Tommy Hunter has allowed 32 homers this season – that’s a whole lot.

How much?

It borders on historic, actually.

Hunter is now in a five-way tie for 10th place all-time among Orioles for most homers allowed in a season. He is just four shy of breaking the club record of 35 – shared by Robin Roberts (1963), Scott McGregor (1986), Sidney Ponson (1999) and Jeremy Guthrie (2009). 

All four of those pitchers, however, threw at least 200 innings; Roberts threw 251 1/3 in 1963.

Hunter, who leads the majors in homers allowed, has pitched 121 innings, meaning he averages 2.38 homers every nine innings. If that figure holds, he is headed towards having the highest...