I just saw a Jason Stark link over on Twitter, and I just had to share it.
With the election of Pope Francis I, Dan Connolly at the Baltimore Sun, a Catholic, wrote a quite interesting post on baseball home runs and the Catholic leader.
Starting with Pope Pius IX in 1846, through Pope Benedict XVI in 2012, he gave a list of every HR champion during the reign of the 11 Pontiff's who've served since the beginning of big league baseball.
Here's just a couple of interesting Pope/HR stats...
...Babe Ruth is the only slugger to lead baseball in home runs over two different Pope's....
...Charley Jones hit the fewest home runs, 6, while a Pope held office.
The link above will take you to Dan's article.
Stuff like this is why baseball, and it's history, are second to none.