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Life Begins at 40-40-40

September 28, 1997

On Tuesday, Seattle's Jay Buhner (left) became only the 10th player in history to hit 40 or more homers in three consecutive seasons. A look:

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Player Seasons Homers Babe Ruth 1926-32 47, 60, 54, 46, 49, 46, 41 Ralph Kiner 1947-51 51, 40, 54, 47, 42 Duke Snider 1953-57 42, 40, 42, 43, 40 Ernie Banks 1957-60 43, 47, 45, 41 Harmon Killebrew 1961-64 46, 48, 45, 49 Jay Buhner 1995-95 40, 44, 40 Jimmie Foxx 1932-34 58, 48, 44 Frank Howard 1968-70 44, 48, 44 Ted Kluszewski 1953-55 40, 49, 47 Eddie Mathews 1953-55 47, 40, 41

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Research by HOUSTON MITCHELL / Los Angeles Times

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