June sees greatest number of home runs in 1 month in MLB history

Fans of goin' yard have been treated well this month.

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak's dinger in Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox set the record for the most home runs in a month in Major League Baseball history.

Smoak's home run was the 1,070th across the majors in June, breaking the previous mark set in May 2000.

Friday saw 33 home runs, for a final total of 1,101 for the month.

The month record was tied earlier Friday night, when San Francisco Giants outfielder Denard Span hit a leadoff home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

There were 36 leadoff home runs in MLB in June, five more than any other calendar month in MLB history (31 in May 2016), according to ESPN's Stats and Information.

The 2000 season had 5,693 home runs overall -- the most of any MLB campaign. This year's pace of 6,139 would smash that record.

Entering Friday, the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (27) and Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (24) -- both in the midst of phenomenal rookie campaigns -- lead their respective leagues in home runs this season. Bellinger led the majors with 13 homers this month -- tied for the 3rd-most home runs ever in a month by a rookie, and most since Mark McGwire had 15 in May 1987..

There has been at least one player with a multihomer game on all but one day this month (June 27).

From May 30 to June 26, every day featured at least one multi-HR game, with the 28-day streak the longest in MLB history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

The Dodgers (53 HR) and New York Mets (50 HR) each reached the 50-homer plateau for the first time. It's also the first time ever that two National League teams hit 50 homers in the same month.