Mets C Todd Hundley hits his 41st home run of the season to set a new major league mark for catchers

Sep 14, 1996 | This Day In Baseball

On September 14, 1996 — New York Mets Catcher Todd Hundley hits his 41st home run of the season to set a new major league mark for catchers. The Mets defeat Atlanta, 6 – 5, in 12 innings. Johnny Bench hit 45 in 1970, but only 38 while behind the plate. Hundley also owns the Mets home run record, previously held by Darryl Strawberry with 39.

Hundley, is the son of former Cubs backstop Randy Hundley