After Chase Utley's solo shot last night the Phillies became the 12th team to have four player hit at least 30 homers in a season. I was immediately impressed...until I looked up the other eleven teams.
2006 White Sox: Joe Crede, Jermaine Dye, Paul Konerko, Jim Thome.
2004 Cubs: Moises Alou, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Sammy Sosa.
2000 Angels: Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus, Tim Salmon, Mo Vaughn.
2000 Blue Jays: Tony Batista, Jose Cruz Jr., Carlos Delgado, Brad Fullmer.
1999 Rockies: Dante Bichette, Vinny Castilla, Todd Helton, Larry Walker.
1998 Braves: Andres Galarraga, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, Javy Lopez.
1997 Rockies: Ellis Burks, Castilla, Galarraga, Walker.
1997 Dodgers: Eric Karros, Raul Mondesi, Mike Piazza, Todd Zeile.
1996 Rockies: Bichette, Burks, Castilla, Galarraga.
1995 Rockies: Bichette, Castialla, Galarraga, Walker.
1977 Dodgers: Dusty Baker, Ron Cey, Steve Garvey, Reggie Smith.
Notice any trends? I do. First, it helps to play in Colorado. Second, it helps if you jack yourself up on steroids. And third, and most importantly, it doesn't help you get to the World Series. Of the list, only the '77 Dodgers make the Series. And they lost to the Yankees.