Matt Kemp and 9 Sluggers Who Will Be Competing for Home Run Title

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Matt Kemp and 9 Sluggers Who Will Be Competing for Home Run Title
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2011 was a rewarding year for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp. Not only did the 27-year-old win a gold glove, silver slugger, Hank Aaron award, and his first All-Star bid but Kemp came just shy of a batting triple crown and NL MVP honors. It's no wonder the Dodgers made the move to keep Kemp in LA for eight more years.

Kemp's 39 home runs led the NL last season but now he's setting his sights on 50 for 2012. If Kemp makes good on his prediction for next season he will break the Dodgers all-time single season home run record of 48 set by Shawn Green in 2001. Whether he reaches his goal or not, Kemp will be in the running for the home run title and he definitely won't be there alone. Here are nine other sluggers who will be competing for baseball's coveted home run title.

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