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Top 20 Home Run Hitters of all Time

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| Name                  | hr      |
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| Darren Owens          | 788     |
| Rogers Glynn          | 764     |
| Rudy Lombardi         | 725     |
| Bruce Harper          | 722     |
| Damaso Colome         | 720     |
| Bruce Kent            | 670     |
| Clinton Anderson      | 667     |
| Pablo Vincente        | 667     |
| Cesar Pulido          | 664     |
| Alex Valdes           | 645     |
| Bosco Gleason         | 626     |
| Al Ontiveros          | 598     |
| Harry Cruz            | 589     |
| Darin McClellan       | 589     |
| Roosevelt Davenport   | 586     |
| Ismael Maduro         | 581     |
| Michael Dransfeldt    | 572     |
| Enrique Astacio       | 562     |
| Claude Long           | 562     |
| Javier Leon           | 556     |
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Season 36 AL East Preview

This AL East preview will compare the franchises in Capra's most competitive and most successful division. Since Season 30, each team has won the division at least once.  The division winner has been the number one AL playoff seed each of those seasons.  And, of course, only once since Season 22 has an AL South team had a good enough record such that they would have finished higher than 3rd in the AL East.

Each team is playing a distinctive role this season.

Franchise Recaps

Charlotte has alternated seasons of 96 wins with seasons of 85 or 86 wins for the last five seasons. As they wait for top pitching prospects Stevie Havens and Albie Estrada to arrive, can 38-year old Everth Cantu work enough magic to keep them in the thick of the playoff race?  It remains to be seen whether Dr. Jekyll is going to the playoffs or Mr. Hyde goes home again.

Cleveland responded to the end of a run of 19 consecutive playoff births by winning 100 games and the World Series in season 36.  Was this the …