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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees finished with the second- and fourth-best home run totals during the regular season. The Red Sox hit 238, one behind major-league leader Texas, and the Yankees had 230. The Seattle Mariners set the major league record of 264 in 1997, but lost in the American League division series.

October 10, 2003

A look at teams with the most home runs and how each finished the season:

Seattle Mariners (264 home runs in 1997)...lost in AL division series.

Baltimore Orioles (257, 1996)...lost in AL championship series.

Houston Astros (249, 2000)...did not make playoffs.

Texas Rangers (246, 2001)...did not make playoffs.

Seattle Mariners (245, 1996)...did not make playoffs.

Seattle Mariners (244, 1999)...did not make playoffs.

Toronto Blue Jays (244, 2000)...did not make playoffs.

Source: World Features Syndicate

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