KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez was unable to set a new franchise record for home runs.
However, he did win two individual titles: He finished tied for the league lead with 48 home runs and drove home 121 runs, which led the league.
His 48 home runs are the most for a catcher in Major League Baseball history.
Perez led the league with 22 home runs when the Royals were behind and hit more “go-ahead” home runs than anyone else.
He hit 15 more home runs than Mike Zunino, who had the second most home runs at the catchper position. He drove home 45 more runs than Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, who finished with 76 RBI on the season.