Jun 10, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber (12) reacts after hitting a three run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday evening, Jayson Stark of The Athletic tweeted an incredible factoid about Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber.

Entering the Phillies’ game against the Atlanta Braves, Schwarber had a career home run ratio of 9.93 at-bats/home run, as noted by Stark. That’s the No. 1 ratio in modern history, with some guy known as Babe Ruth second at 10.63 AB/HR.

And sure enough, Schwarber soon hit yet another dinger with this game-tying blast to center field in the seventh inning:


That improves Schwarber’s career June home run rate to 9.76 AB/HR. He’s hit 46 home runs in 449 career June at-bats. Insane.

This June, Schwarber has hit 11 homers and driven in 24 runs, with the best slugging percentage in the majors.

And here’s another incredible factoid, from ESPN Stats & Info. Schwarber has hit 27 homers in June over the last two seasons, eight more June homers than any other player. He has 27 homers in 52 June games, and 27 homers in the other 134 games.

Schwarber has 22 homers on the season, which has him tied for third in the majors (and six behind Aaron Judge).

He also has a 31-game on-base streak, which is the longest Phillies on-base streak since Chase Utley reached in 35 straight games in 2006.

Unfortunately for Schwarber, his home run wasn’t enough for the Phillies in a 5-3 loss to the Braves.

Update: Schwarber hit another home run on Thursday, the final day of June.

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