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Darrell Evans
(1969-89)
Evans became the first hitter with 40 or more home runs in a season in each league. In 1971 he hit 41 for the NL's Atlanta Braves, and in 1985 hit 40 for Detroit. In 1987 he set an ML record for players over 40 when he hit 34 homers.
Buck Ewing
(1880-1897)
Ewing played for the New York Giants and was the first player with double-digit home runs in a single season, hitting ten in 1883. He was also the first catcher in ML history to be the home run league leader. Ewing also hit ten or more triples in a season eleven times.