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Here Are Major League Baseball's Home Run Leaders In Each Pope's Term

Pius XI was good for power hitting.

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The Baltimore Sun presents us with this list, compiled by baseball historian Bill Arnold, of the MLB's home-run leaders by papal reign.


And our most recent pope, Benedict XVI (2005-2013), got to watch Albert Pujols reach the stands 312 times. Probably safe to say that Pujols will not be the home run king of Francis' reign, though the Angels did sign him through, and I quote, "eternity

Which slugger will dominate Francis' papacy? Ryan Braun? Miguel Cabrera? Jose Bautista? ONLY GOD KNOWS.

(Braun image: Getty / Christian Petersen; Cabrera image: AP / Jeff Roberson; Bautista image: Reuters / Steve Nesius)