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2009 Twins On Pace to Become One of Franchise's Most Powerful

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The boys go boom.

With Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel each launching another long ball Friday afternoon, the Twins have now belted 68 home runs in 63 games.  This puts them on a pace for 175 home runs, which is a number they could surpass if everyone stays healthy, but even that pace would give them seventh place in franchise history for home runs.

For your browsing pleasure, here are the top five bombers for each of the six teams in front of our projected '09 crew, as well as how our leaders project out after this afternoon's win over the Cubbies.

1963, 225 HR

1964, 221 HR

1986, 196 HR

1987, 196 HR

2004, 191 HR

1962, 185 HR

2009, 175 

Harmon Killebrew, 45

Harmon Killebrew, 49

Gary Gaetti, 34

Kent Hrbek, 34

Corey Koskie, 25

Harmon Killebrew, 48

Joe Mauer, 46

Bob Allison, 35

Bob Allison, 32

Kirby Puckett, 31

Tom Brunansky, 32

Jaque Jones, 24

Bob Allison, 29

Justin Morneau, 41

Jimmie Hall, 33

Tony Oliva, 32

Kent Hrbek, 29

Gary Gaetti, 31

Torii Hunter, 23

Zoilo Versalles, 17

Joe Crede, 32

Earl Battey, 26

Jimmie Hall, 25

Tom Brunansky, 23

Kirby Puckett, 28

Justin Morneau, 19

Vic Power, 16

Jason Kubel, 28

Don Mincher, 17

Zoilo Versalles, 20

Roy Smalley, 20

Tim Laudner, 16

Lew Ford, 15

Rich Rollins, 16

Michael Cuddyer, 24