List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders

This is a list of the top 300 Major League Baseball leaders in home runs hit. In the sport of baseball, a home run is a hit in which the batter scores by circling all the bases and reaching home plate in one play, without the benefit of a fielding error. This can be accomplished either by hitting the ball out of play while it is still in fair territory (a conventional home run), or by an inside-the-park home run.

Barry Bonds holds the Major League Baseball home run record with 762. He passed Hank Aaron, who hit 755, on August 7, 2007. The only other player to have hit 700 or more is Babe Ruth with 714. Alex Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Albert Pujols (646), Ken Griffey, Jr. (630), Jim Thome (612), and Sammy Sosa (609) are the only other players to have hit 600 or more.

Listed are all Major League Baseball players with 217 or more home runs hit during official regular season games (i.e., excluding playoffs or exhibition games). Players in bold face are active as of the 2019 Major League Baseball season (including free agents), with the number in parenthesis designating the number of home runs they have hit during the 2019 season. The last change in the cutoff for the top 300 occurred on April 20, 2019, when Paul Goldschmidt hit his 217th career home run.

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Barry Bonds holds the record for most career home runs, hitting 762 over his 22-year career.

Key

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career home runs. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player (2019 HRs) Number of home runs hit during the 2019 Major League Baseball season.
HR Total career home runs hit.
* denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold denotes active player.[a]

List

  • Stats updated as of June 24, 2019.
Rank Player (2019 HRs) HR
1 Barry Bonds 762
2 Hank Aaron * 755
3 Babe Ruth * 714
4 Alex Rodriguez 696
5 Willie Mays * 660
6 Albert Pujols (13) 646
7 Ken Griffey, Jr. * 630
8 Jim Thome* 612
9 Sammy Sosa 609
10 Frank Robinson * 586
11 Mark McGwire 583
12 Harmon Killebrew * 573
13 Rafael Palmeiro 569
14 Reggie Jackson * 563
15 Manny Ramirez 555
16 Mike Schmidt * 548
17 David Ortiz 541
18 Mickey Mantle * 536
19 Jimmie Foxx * 534
20 Willie McCovey * 521
Frank Thomas * 521
Ted Williams * 521
23 Ernie Banks * 512
Eddie Mathews * 512
25 Mel Ott * 511
26 Gary Sheffield 509
27 Eddie Murray * 504
28 Lou Gehrig * 493
Fred McGriff 493
30 Adrian Beltre 477
31 Stan Musial * 475
Willie Stargell * 475
33 Carlos Delgado 473
34 Miguel Cabrera (4) 469
35 Chipper Jones* 468
36 Dave Winfield * 465
37 José Canseco 462
Adam Dunn 462
39 Carl Yastrzemski * 452
40 Jeff Bagwell * 449
Vladimir Guerrero* 449
42 Dave Kingman 442
43 Jason Giambi 440
44 Paul Konerko 439
45 Andre Dawson * 438
46 Carlos Beltrán 435
47 Juan González 434
Andruw Jones 434
49 Cal Ripken, Jr. * 431
50 Mike Piazza * 427
51 Billy Williams * 426
52 Darrell Evans 414
53 Alfonso Soriano 412
54 Mark Teixeira 409
55 Duke Snider * 407
56 Edwin Encarnación (23) 403
57 Andrés Galarraga 399
Al Kaline * 399
59 Dale Murphy 398
60 Joe Carter 396
61 Jim Edmonds 393
62 Graig Nettles 390
63 Johnny Bench * 389
64 Aramis Ramírez 386
65 Dwight Evans 385
66 Harold Baines * 384
67 Larry Walker 383
68 Frank Howard 382
Ryan Howard 382
Jim Rice * 382
71 Albert Belle 381
72 Orlando Cepeda * 379
Tony Pérez * 379
74 Matt Williams 378
75 Norm Cash 377
Rank Player (2019 HRs) HR
Jeff Kent 377
77 Carlton Fisk * 376
78 Rocky Colavito 374
79 Nelson Cruz (13) 373
80 Gil Hodges 370
81 Todd Helton 369
Ralph Kiner * 369
83 Lance Berkman 366
84 Joe DiMaggio * 361
85 Gary Gaetti 360
86 Johnny Mize * 359
87 Yogi Berra * 358
Carlos Lee 358
89 Greg Vaughn 355
90 Luis Gonzalez 354
Lee May 354
92 Torii Hunter 353
93 Ellis Burks 352
94 Dick Allen 351
95 Chili Davis 350
96 George Foster 348
97 José Bautista (0) 344
98 Ron Santo * 342
99 Jack Clark 340
100 Curtis Granderson (7) 339
Tino Martinez 339
Dave Parker 339
Boog Powell 339
104 Don Baylor 338
105 Joe Adcock 336
106 Ryan Braun (12) 334
107 Darryl Strawberry 335
108 Moisés Alou 332
Bobby Bonds 332
110 Hank Greenberg * 331
Derrek Lee 331
112 Shawn Green 328
Mo Vaughn 328
114 Jermaine Dye 325
Willie Horton 325
116 Gary Carter * 324
Lance Parrish 324
118 Ron Gant 321
119 Vinny Castilla 320
Troy Glaus 320
121 Cecil Fielder 319
Prince Fielder 319
123 Roy Sievers 318
124 Adrian Gonzalez (0) 317
George Brett * 317
126 Ron Cey 316
Matt Holliday (0) 316
Scott Rolen 316
129 Jeromy Burnitz 315
Robinson Canó (4) 315
131 Reggie Smith 314
132 Iván Rodríguez * 311
133 Jay Buhner 310
134 Edgar Martínez * 309
135 Jay Bruce (21) 307
Greg Luzinski 307
Al Simmons * 307
Miguel Tejada 307
139 Fred Lynn 306
Richie Sexson 306
Rubén Sierra 306
Giancarlo Stanton (1) 306
143 Raúl Ibañez 305
David Justice 305
Reggie Sanders 305
146 Steve Finley 304
147 Rogers Hornsby * 301
148 Chuck Klein * 300
149 Tim Salmon 299
150 Mark Reynolds (4) 298
Rank Player (2019 HRs) HR
151 Rickey Henderson * 297
152 Magglio Ordóñez 294
Robin Ventura 294
154 Kent Hrbek 293
155 Pat Burrell 292
Rusty Staub 292
157 Craig Biggio * 291
Jimmy Wynn 291
159 Justin Upton (3) 289
160 Bobby Abreu 288
Chris Davis (5) 288
Del Ennis 288
Bob Johnson 288
Hank Sauer 288
165 Garret Anderson 287
Bobby Bonilla 287
Brian Giles 287
Bernie Williams 287
169 Carlos Peña 286
Frank Thomas 286
171 Will Clark 284
Eric Karros 284
Evan Longoria (7) 284
174 Ken Boyer 282
Eric Davis 282
Ryne Sandberg * 282
177 Matt Kemp (1) 281
Paul O'Neill 281
179 Adam Jones (13) 279
Ted Kluszewski 279
181 Mike Cameron 278
Ryan Klesko 278
183 Brian McCann (7) 277
Rudy York 277
185 Joey Votto (7) 276
186 Brian Downing 275
Roger Maris 275
Dean Palmer 275
Jorge Posada 275
190 Dante Bichette 274
191 Steve Garvey 272
192 Tom Brunansky 271
Raúl Mondesí 271
Hanley Ramírez (2) 271
George Scott 271
196 Vernon Wells 270
197 Joe Morgan * 268
Brooks Robinson * 268
Gorman Thomas 268
200 George Hendrick 267
Mike Napoli 267
Ryan Zimmerman (3) 267
203 Vic Wertz 266
204 George Bell 265
Matt Stairs 265
206 Bobby Thomson 264
207 Danny Tartabull 262
Mike Trout (22) 262
209 Eric Chavez 260
Derek Jeter 260
Javy López 260
Tim Wallach 260
213 Chase Utley 259
214 Bob Allison 256
Ian Kinsler (8) 256
Larry Parrish 256
Vada Pinson 256
218 Kirk Gibson 255
Adam LaRoche 255
John Mayberry 255
John Olerud 255
222 Larry Doby * 253
Joe Gordon * 253
Andre Thornton 253
Todd Zeile 253
Rank Player (2019 HRs) HR
226 Bret Boone 252
Bobby Murcer 252
Joe Torre * 252
229 Tony Armas 251
Tony Clark 251
Cy Williams 251
Robin Yount * 251
233 José Valentín 249
234 Goose Goslin * 248
Ted Simmons 248
236 Justin Morneau 247
Vern Stephens 247
238 Víctor Martínez 246
Ken Singleton 246
240 Deron Johnson 245
Nick Swisher 245
Mickey Tettleton 245
243 Lou Whitaker 244
Hack Wilson * 244
245 Dusty Baker 242
Sal Bando 242
Wally Berger 242
Roy Campanella * 242
J. D. Drew 242
Aubrey Huff 242
David Wright 242
252 Jesse Barfield 241
Cecil Cooper 241
Rick Monday 241
255 Jeff Burroughs 240
Roberto Clemente * 240
257 Dolph Camilli 239
Ken Caminiti 239
Hunter Pence (15) 239
260 Earl Averill * 238
Ray Lankford 238
262 Doug DeCinces 237
Gus Zernial 237
264 Gabby Hartnett * 236
265 Johnny Damon 235
Bill Nicholson 235
Ben Oglivie 235
Dan Uggla 235
269 Carlos González (3) 234
Gary Matthews 234
Kevin Mitchell 234
Paul Molitor * 234
273 Cliff Floyd 233
Andrew McCutchen (10) 233
275 Jimmy Rollins 231
276 Rob Deer 230
277 Nomar Garciaparra 229
Jayson Werth 229
279 Howard Johnson 228
Dick Stuart 228
Hal Trosky 228
282 Marquis Grissom 227
283 Johnny Callison 226
284 Troy Tulowitzki (1) 225
285 Bobby Grich 224
286 Bobby Doerr * 223
Travis Fryman 223
Paul Goldschmidt (14) 223
Mike Lowell 223
290 Jason Bay 222
Don Mattingly 222
292 Tony Batista 221
Geoff Jenkins 221
294 Tony Oliva 220
295 Jim Bottomley * 219
Al Oliver 219
Joe Pepitone 219
298 Bob Horner 218
Mark Trumbo (0) 218
300 Benito Santiago 217

See also

Notes

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or has not played for a full season.

References

Bill Nicholson (baseball)

William Beck "Swish" Nicholson (December 11, 1914 – March 8, 1996) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936), Chicago Cubs (1939–1948) and Philadelphia Phillies (1949–1953). A native of Chestertown, Maryland, where he attended Washington College, he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

In 1944, Nicholson received an intentional walk with the bases loaded. He is listed as one of only six players in major league history to do it. The others are Abner Dalrymple (1881), Nap Lajoie (1901), Del Bissonette (1928), Barry Bonds (1998) and Josh Hamilton (2008).

Brian Downing

Brian Jay Downing (born October 9, 1950) is an American former professional baseball player. He played for 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels and Texas Rangers. He began his major league career as a catcher then, switched to playing as an outfielder and designated hitter for the remainder of his career.

Chuck Klein

Charles Herbert Klein (October 7, 1904 – March 28, 1958), nicknamed the "Hoosier Hammer", was an American professional baseball outfielder. Klein played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928–1933, 1936–1939, 1940–1944), Chicago Cubs (1934–1936), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). He was one of the most prodigious National League sluggers in the late 1920s and early 1930s, and was the first All-Star Game player to be selected as a member of two different MLB teams (Phillies and Cubs). Klein was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Cy Williams

Frederick "Cy" Williams (December 21, 1887 – April 23, 1974) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs (1912–17) and Philadelphia Phillies (1918–30). As Major League Baseball emerged from the dead-ball era, Williams became one of the most prominent home run hitters in the National League.

Dean Palmer

Dean William Palmer (born December 27, 1968) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 14-year career from 1989 to 2003. He played for the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers, all of the American League.

In 1991, Palmer won the American Association home run title with 22 HRs despite only playing in 60 games.In 1992 Palmer became the first Texas ballplayer to ever homer in the first three games of a season, a feat that was matched in 2011 by Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz.He was selected for the American League All-Star team in 1998, as the required Royal, and he led the league in strikeouts in 1992 with 154. Palmer was the recipient of the Silver Slugger at third base in 1998 with the Kansas City Royals and 1999 for the Detroit Tigers.

Palmer retired following the 2003 baseball season, after various injuries limited him to fewer than 100 games over the three previous seasons. He attempted a comeback with the Tigers during 2005 spring training, but failed to make the team, after which he retired again.

Palmer now is the assistant coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.

Greg Vaughn

Gregory Lamont Vaughn (born July 3, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1989–96), San Diego Padres (1996–98), Cincinnati Reds (1999), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000–02) and Colorado Rockies (2003). He was born in Sacramento, California, where he attended Kennedy High School. He then played baseball at the University of Miami. He is the cousin of fellow former Major Leaguer Mo Vaughn.

Hal Trosky

Harold Arthur Trosky Sr., born Harold Arthur Trojovsky (November 11, 1912 – June 18, 1979), was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians (1933–1941) and the Chicago White Sox (1944, 1946). Trosky was born in Norway, Iowa. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. His son, Hal Trosky Jr., pitched briefly (3 innings) with the White Sox in 1958.

Trosky had a career .302 batting average, with a high of .343 in 1936. He hit 228 career home runs and had 1012 RBIs. He had 1561 career hits. His 216 HRs with the Indians ranks him fifth on the team's all-time list, behind Earl Averill, Manny Ramirez, Albert Belle, and Jim Thome. His best numbers came in his third full year in the major leagues, 1936, when he had 42 home runs, 162 RBIs, and a .644 slugging percentage. Despite being hailed as the next Babe Ruth, he is widely considered one of the best players to never make an All-Star team. The reason for this omission was the ill-fortune of being an American League first baseman at the same time as Hall of Fame first basemen Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg.

Starting in 1938, Trosky started experiencing near constant migraine headaches, which began to affect his vision. After nearly being hit by a pitch, he announced on July 12, 1941, to Indians manager Roger Peckinpaugh and reporters, "a fellow can't go on like this forever. If I can't find some relief, I'll simply have to give up and spend the rest of my days on my farm in Iowa." Peckinpaugh replaced Trosky with Oscar Grimes. Trosky retired in 1946 at age 33.

Jeromy Burnitz

Jeromy Neal Burnitz (born April 15, 1969) is a former baseball player. Burnitz was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Mets (1993–94, 2002–03), Cleveland Indians (1995–96), Milwaukee Brewers (1996–2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003), Colorado Rockies (2004), Chicago Cubs (2005), and Pittsburgh Pirates (2006).

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Power hitter

Power hitter is a term used in baseball for a skilled player that has a higher than average ability in terms of his batting, featuring a combination of dexterity and personal strength that likely leads to a high number of home-runs as well as doubles and triples.

In terms of detailed analysis, looking at a player's ability as a power hitter often involves using statistics such as someone's 'slugging percentage' (a function that's calculated by evaluating someone's number of moments at bat in relation to the nature of their hits and strikes). 'Isolated Power' (ISO), a measure showing the number of extra bases earned per time at bat that's calculated by subtracting someone's batting average from his slugging percentage, is another statistic used.The concept generally is analogous to that of a power pitcher, a player who relies on the velocity of his pitches (perhaps at the expense of accuracy) and a high record of strikeout associated with them (statistics such as strikeouts per nine innings pitched are common measures).

Rob Deer

Robert George Deer (born September 29, 1960) is an American former baseball player.

Ron Cey

Ronald Charles Cey (; born February 15, 1948) is an American former professional baseball player, a third baseman in the major leagues. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971–82), Chicago Cubs (1983–86), and Oakland Athletics (1987). Cey batted and threw right-handed; a popular player, he was nicknamed "The Penguin" for his slow waddling running gait by his college coach, Chuck "Bobo" Brayton.

Ryan Klesko

Ryan Anthony Klesko (born June 12, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and corner outfielder who played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. He attended Westminster High School in Westminster, California.

Vern Stephens

Vernon Decatur Stephens (October 23, 1920 – November 3, 1968) was an American shortstop in professional baseball who played 15 seasons in the American League for four teams. He was born in McAlister, New Mexico while his parents were en route from Oklahoma to California. Stephens batted and threw right-handed. He was also nicknamed "Little Slug", "Junior", and "Buster". Ted Williams credited him with being the most effective of those who followed him in the Red Sox batting order. During his stint with the Red Sox he outshone Bobby Doerr, a Hall-of-famer, who followed him in the Sox batting order. In 1949 he hit 39 home runs, second only to Williams that year in the American League, while batting in 159 runs tying Williams for the league lead. The next closest American Leaguers hit 24 home runs that year while Doerr hit 18. In his book "Summer of '49" author David Halberstam seems to go great lengths to belittle Stephens' 1949 performance while exalting that of Doerr which was patently unfair.

Vic Wertz

Victor Woodrow Wertz (February 9, 1925 – July 7, 1983) was an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder. He had a seventeen-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career from 1947 to 1963. He played for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Minnesota Twins; all teams within the American League.

Wally Post

Walter Charles Post (July 9, 1929 – January 6, 1982) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball. From 1949 through 1964, Post played for the Cincinnati Reds & Redlegs (1949, 1951–57, 1960–63), Philadelphia Phillies (1958–60), Minnesota Twins (1963) and Cleveland Indians (1964). He batted and threw right-handed.In a 15-season career, Post was a .266 hitter with 210 home runs and 699 RBI in 1,204 games.

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