J.D. Martinez is acclimating quite nicely to Boston.
The Red Sox slugger has hit five home runs in his last seven games to give him 15 on the season, tied with teammate Mookie Betts for the most home runs in Major League Baseball entering Tuesday.
Martinez has clubbed those homers in just 45 games, meaning he’s on pace for about 50 long balls this season.
That got us thinking: Can Martinez set the record for most home runs in a debut season in Boston? Turns out he has a very good chance, as the current record-holder tallied 42 homers in his first season with the franchise.
The question is: Who is that player?
That’s the subject of our Trivia Question of the Week: Who holds the Red Sox record for most home runs in his first full season with the franchise? The answer may not be who you think.
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Who holds the Red Sox record for most home runs in his first full season with the franchise?
*Last week’s trivia question answer: Manny Ramirez, 2001.