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RedHawks: Dave Roberts, Nelson Cruz, Steve Balboni at top of OKC single-season home run list

The RedHawks' Mike Hessman fell short of Oklahoma City's single-season Triple-A record for home runs. Here's a look at the top 10 on that list, which includes notable 89ers/RedHawks players like Nelson Cruz, Lee Stevens and Juan Gonzalez.
by Scott Munn Modified: September 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm •  Published: September 3, 2012
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RedHawks slugger Mike Hessman fell short of Oklahoma City's single-season Triple-A record for home runs. Hessman finished with 35, which ranks No. 4 on the top-10 list. Dave Roberts set the bar in 1965, hitting 38 for the 89ers. Hessman was a Pacific Coast League All-Star this season, but his downfall at catching Roberts was a 12-game homerless stretch late in the season.

Top 10 single-season home run hitters in Oklahoma City Triple-A history

38 — Dave Roberts, 1965

37 — Nelson Cruz, 2008

36 — Steve Balboni, 1993

35 — Mike Hessman, 2012

34 — Chuck Harrison, 1965

34 — Jim Beauchamp, 1964

32 — Lee Stevens, 1996

30 — Steve Balboni, 1992

30 — Roger Freed, 1973

29 — Scott Sheldon, 1998

29 — Juan Gonzalez, 1990

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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