On September 1, 1947 — Jack Lohrke hits a homer against the Braves‚ number 183 for the season for the Giants‚ breaking the major league record held by the 1936 Yankees. Mel Ott’s club had hit 5 home runs in a doubleheader against the Cubson August 24th to break Chicago’s 1929 NL record. The Giants will finish with 221 homers‚ led by Johnny Mize‚ Walker Cooper‚ Willard Marshall‚ and rookie Bobby Thomson.