Home Run Derby

On this date in 2001, Shawn Green broke the Dodger single-season home run record with his 44th against the St. Louis Cardinals. The previous mark was held by Brooklyn’s Duke Snider, who hit 43 in 1956. Green set the franchise record with 49 home runs in 2001. On September 26, Green didn’t play for the first time in 415 consecutive games to honor the most significant holiday on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. He donated his day’s pay to a charity for survivors of the New York 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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