Stat of the day: Home runs in past calendar year

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Taken from FanGraphs:

Albert Pujols – 51
Ryan Howard -43
Carlos Pena – 41
Miguel Cabrera – 39
Prince Fielder – 39
Adam Dunn – 39
Adrian Gonzalez – 38
Mark Teixeira – 37
Raul Ibanez – 35
Jermaine Dye – 34
Alex Rodriguez – 34
Jason Bay – 34
Mark Reynolds – 34

By the way, if we handed out superlatives for the past year, Albert
Pujols would win the Triple Crown. He leads the National League with a
.351 batting average (only Joe Mauer’s .355 BA bests him) and the
majors with 152 RBI in that time. The next closest run producer is
Justin Morneau, who has knocked in 131 runs in the past year.

Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering ruptured aneurysm

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Awful news for the White Sox and reliever Danny Farquhar: the right-hander remains hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage, per a team announcement on Saturday. He’s in stable but critical condition after sustaining a “ruptured aneurysm [that] caused the brain bleed” on Friday.

Farquhar, 31, passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday’s game against the Astros. He regained consciousness shortly after the incident and was taken to RUSH University Medical Center, where he’s expected to continue treatment with Dr. Demetrius Lopez in the neurological ICU unit.

“It takes your breath away a little bit,” club manager Rick Renteria said following the game. “One of your guys is down there and you have no idea what’s going on. […] When one of your teammates or anybody you know has an episode, even if it’s not a teammate, something is going on, you realize everything else you keep in perspective. Everything has its place. It’s one of our guys, so we are glad he was conscious when he left here.”