Ryan Zimmerman hit career HR #235 last night making him the franchise leader in homers for the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals franchise. He is now one of four active players who lead his team in career home runs. The others: Ryan Braun (Milwaukee), Evan Longoria (Tampa Bay) and Giancarlo Stanton (Miami).
There are four active players who are within 100 home runs of the career HR lead for their franchise. The closest is David Wright with the New York Mets. Wright, who is currently on the DL due to a neck injury and has not played this season, is only 10 career HRs behind Mets franchise leader Darryl Strawberry who had 252 with the Mets.
Jose Bautista is 55 HRs behind Carlos Delgado’s 336 homers for the Toronto Blue Jays; Paul Goldschmidt has 161 career HRs with the Diamondbacks and is 63 homers behind Luis Gonzalez for the Arizona team record; and Miguel Cabrera has 320 career home runs with Detroit and trails franchise record holder Al Kaline by 79 homers.