Former NU standout Alex Gordon hasn't had his typical numbers at the plate this season, but he still helped set a record on Tuesday night.
In the eighth inning of the Kansas City Royals showdown with Toronto, Gordon hit a 3-2 pitch off Blue Jays pitcher Ryan Tepera to right center field, the 5,694th long ball hit this year — an MLB record.
The homer was Gordon's 8th of the season and the veteran is slugging only .307.
This season, 31 players have already hit at least 30 home runs. Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins is leading the charge with a team record and league high 55 home runs.
When the record was set in 2000, 11 teams hit at least 200 home runs. This year, 13 teams have already reached that mark.