Raul Ibanez hit his 29th and 30th home runs last night. Now the Phils have four guys with 30 HRs. Not too shabby.
No team has ever had more than four guys with 30 HR. The teams that did have four 30 HR guys were:
2006 White Sox
You know how many of those teams won the World Series? None. That’s not to say this year’s Phils won’t repeat. After all, the Phils had three guys with 30 HR last season, and the only difference between last year’s championship team and this year’s team, at least offensively, is the Phils have swapped Pat Burrell (and his 33 home runs in 2008) for Raul Ibanez, and they’re getting bigger contribution from Werth.
So there’s really no good reason to think that a team with four 30-home-run guys can’t win it all, except that it’s never been done.