Andruw Jones hit homers number 48 and 49 yesterday to establish a new Braves franchise record for home runs in a season topping the old record of 47 shared by Hall-of-Famers Hank Aaron (1971) and Eddie Matthews (1953).
On Jones's next homer, the Braves will become the 16th team with at least fifty-homer player. In the primordial days of baseballthat is, before 1993fifty-homer seasons were harder to come by than competent FEMA employees.
Since the homer boom over the last dozen years, fifteen teams have had their single-season home run records broken. And you have to consider that there were just 26 teams prior to the home run boom.
Here are the franchise records currently and before 1993: