According to Christopher Kamka, for the first time in franchise history nine different players have reached double-digits in home runs.
Jorge Soler launched his 10th homer of the season during the seventh inning Wednesday and became the ninth different Cubs player with at least 10 longballs this season.
Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 30 home runs followed by Kris Bryant (26) and Dexter Fowler (17). Chris Coghlan and Kyle Schwarber have gone yard 16 times this year. Miguel Montero has hit 15 longballs. Addison Russell (13), Starlin Castro (10) and Jorge Soler (10) round out the double-digit home run list.
The Cubs’ rookies have combined to hit 66 home runs this season, the highest total all-time by a Cubs’ rookie class, and tied for the fourth most by a rookie class in National League history … 2006 Marlins (112); 1958 Giants (85); 1999 Marlins (77); 2007 Diamondbacks (66); 2015 Cubs (66).
The Cubs are tied with the Nationals for the third in home runs in the National League. The Cubs and Nationals have hit 166 longballs this season, which is the eighth most in baseball.
For the season, the Cubs lead the National League in walks (530) and strikeouts (1,146), fifth in runs scored (653) and seventh in OPS (.723).
Since the break, the Cubs are tied with the Mets for the most homers (89) in the National League, second in runs scored (318), third in doubles (117), second in walks (237), first in strikeouts (617), fourth in OBP (.329), second in slugging (.438) and second in OPS (.782).
Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have already etched their name in the Cubs’ record book this season. Rizzo joined Billy Williams as the only two left handed hitters with multiple 30-plus home run seasons for the Cubs. And Bryant broke Billy Williams’ record Tuesday night for the most home runs in a single season by a rookie in franchise history.