The Raul Chase

by Bill Chuck on July 9, 2013

The Mariners clobbered Jon Lester and the Red Sox last night, 11-4 as Seattle’s 41-year-old Raul Ibanez extended his hitting streak to 13 games with his 22nd home run of the season.

Raul is chasing Ted Williams record for most homers in a season by batter aged 41 years or older.

Raul is now in the top five

Rk Player HR Year Age Tm G PA AB
1 Ted Williams 29 1960 41 BOS 113 390 310
2 Barry B*nds 28 2007 42 SFG 126 477 340
3 Barry B*nds 26 2006 41 SFG 130 493 367
4 Raul Ibanez 22 2013 41 SEA 67 271 254
5 Darrell Evans 22 1988 41 DET 144 522 437
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/9/2013.

Top five homer-hitting seasons for Ibanez

Year Age Tm G PA AB HR ▾
2009 37 PHI 134 565 500 34
2006 34 SEA 159 699 626 33
2002 30 KCR 137 544 497 24
2008 36 SEA 162 707 635 23
2013 41 SEA 67 271 254 22
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/9/2013.

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