The No Homers Club

Courtesy of reader Big Daddy V:

Wikipedia can give you more information about the 1995 episode of The Simpsons that inspired such a thing (“Homer The Great”).

Just to worry Pujols owners and Angels fan a little bit more: through Saturday, there are actually only four players with at least 90 plate appearances and no home runs. Pujols, Daniel Murphy, Rafael Furcal, and Michael Bourn. Have Pujols, Murphy, Furcal and Bourn ever had anything else in common?

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  1. Obi Wan Jacoby says:

    Jeff Mathis – 2
    Chone Figgins – 2
    Albert Pujols – 0

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  2. Resolution says:

    “Have Pujols, Murphy, Furcal and Bourn ever had anything else in common?”

    That time in 2012 when none of them had any home runs seems to come to mind.

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  3. MDL says:

    Pujols, Murphy, Furcal, and Bourn currently have 13, 13, 12, and 13 strikeouts – respectively – on the season. So there IS a chance that they could soon have more than one thing in common!

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  4. Juke says:

    How about pitchers? Halladay’s had some toughish starts.. but hey, 146 PA and no homers.

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  5. Jeff says:

    No Homers Club has been my recurring, inauspicious fantasy baseball team name for years.

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  6. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    “Have Pujols, Murphy, Furcal and Bourn ever had anything else in common?”

    I interpreted this as a trivia-prowess trick question and got frustrated with myself for not knowing the answer.

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  7. Adam W says:

    Homer Glumplich > Homer Pujols

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  8. chuck says:

    Andrew McCutchen has 0 HRs through 86 ABs…. so much for that 30/30 season

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  9. chuck says:

    now that i think about it… cutch has over 90 PA so you forgot him

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  10. chuck says:

    and jose reyes, emelio bonafacio, denard span, cliff pennington, marco scutaro, ruben tejada, starlin castro, dee gordon….. so….

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  11. buddy says:

    You’re allowed to have one.

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