By the time September rolled around, it became a question of when, not if, MLB’s 17-year-old collective single-season dinger record was going to fall. The record-breaking home run came in the eighth inning of tonight’s game between the Royals and Blue Jays, as Alex Gordon smashed the 5,694th dong to break the mark set in 2000 with plenty of time to add to it.

Of qualified hitters, Alex Gordon boasts the lowest slugging percentage in baseball, putting up just .307, so of course he got to be the guy who broke the record. Baseball is nothing if not a temple to baffling statistical quirks.