ANAHEIM, Calif. – Former Cal State Fullerton great and current Oakland Athletics All-Star Khris Davis added to his spectacular Major League Baseball career, as he's officially been crowned MLB's home run champion with the regular season coming to a close on Sunday.
Davis finished the regular season with a career and league high 48 dingers to run away with the home run crown. J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox was Davis' next closest competition, blasting 43 round trippers on the year. Davis has hit over 40 homers in each of his three seasons with Oakland, hitting 42 in 2016, 43 in 2017 and 48 this season.
His 133 homers since the beginning of 2016 is the most in the majors and his 123 RBI this year was second best in the league behind Martinez.
Davis is the first Oakland player to be crowned baseball's home run king since Mark McGwire rung up 52 in 1996, prompting inclusion in the American League MVP Award conversation alongside A's third baseman and former Titan Matt Chapman.
Davis and the A's will head to the Big Apple to take on the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card game on Wednesday at 5 pm PT.
Davis played for the Titans from 2007-2009 and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft.
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