Darrell Evans becomes the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs in a season in both leagues. The Tigers first baseman, who had hit 41 with the Braves in 1973, goes deep off Blue Jays’ hurler Dave Stieb to reach 40 on the last day of the season.

Oct 2, 1985 | Homerun History

On October 2, 1985 — Darrell Evans becomes the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs in a season in both leagues. The Tigers first baseman, who had hit 41 with the Braves in 1973, goes deep off Blue Jays’ hurler Dave Stieb to reach 40 on the last day of the season.

 

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