In an effort to have a little fun with the Coop Scoop blog, I am producing a (mostly) daily trivia quiz called "Mud Hen Mindbender." No prize; this is just a way to get your morning moving. Ready? Here we go ...
Mud Hens DH Brad Eldred leads the International League with 15 home runs after hitting one in Thursday’s win over Charlotte. I have a chart that indicates which IL player was the first to reach 20 home runs each season since 1987, and between 2006 and 2011 players from only THREE teams make the list. Which three IL teams are represented?
The answer to Thursday’s question? Mud Hens DH Brad Eldred leads the International League in home runs. Since 1987, what IL player was the fastest to reach 20 home runs in a season? The answer is former Mud Hen Mike Hessman in 2008, when he hit his 20th home run on May 28. Since 1987 – the most-recent season where this can be tracked – no IL player besides Hessman has ever reached 20 home runs before June 8 at the earliest.
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