From Mike to Mike (Fiore to Aviles): Home runs 1 to 5,000

fiore_mike_s_04.jpgAvilesHR9-18.jpgMike Fiore
hit the first home run in Royals’ history on April 13, 1969 at Oakland.  Fittingly, another Mike hit number 5,000 as Mike Aviles belted a fifth-inning home run on Sunday in Cleveland. 

Between Fiore and Aviles, 255 Royals have combined for 107 grand slams, 94 inside-the-park home runs, 68 pinch-hit home runs (including four grand slams), 57 walk-off home runs, eight home runs by a pitcher and six home runs that were part of a cycle.  George Brett is the franchise leader, accounting for 317 (or 6.34%) of the 5,000 home runs. 


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