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Salvy strikes again! Royals star one HR away from single-season catcher record

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run...
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)(Charlie Riedel | AP)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 9:39 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) - Royals catcher Salvador Perez is knocking on history’s door.

The seven-time MLB All Star hit his 44th home run of the season Wednesday night against Oakland, giving him the second-most by a catcher in a season in MLB history.

Perez is now just one homer away from tying the all-time best set by Johnny Bench in 1970.

The Royals have 17 regular season games remaining.

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