01 Jun

kiss it goodbye

There were 1,060 home runs in the big leagues in the month of May, mlb.com reports. Sounds like a lot – and it is, in fact, the second-most ever hit in a single month, surpassed only by the 1,069 sent into the seats in 2000, back in the Muscle Up Era. Mississippians did their part to provide those coveted souvenirs last month. Corey Dickerson, the former Meridian Community College standout who has 12 bombs on the year, hit six in May. His Tampa Bay team led the majors with 52. Brian Dozier, the Southern Miss product, also hit six, four of them at Minnesota’s Target Field, where an MLB-leading 66 long balls were launched in May. Ole Miss alum Zack Cozart, who had only one homer in March/April, smacked six in May. Ex-Mississippi State star Hunter Renfroe hit five of his 10 homers in May, and State alum Mitch Moreland and East Central CC product Tim Anderson chipped in with four apiece. They both have six for the season. Clearly, the race is on in the All-Mississippi Home Run Derby, and if the remaining months are anything like May, it could get wild.

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