List of Major League Baseball home run records

This is a list of some of the records relating to home runs hit in baseball games played in the Major Leagues. Some Major League records are sufficiently notable to have their own page, for example the single-season home run record, the progression of the lifetime home run record, and the members of the 500 home run club. A few other records are kept on separate pages, they are listed below.

In the tables below, players denoted in boldface are still actively contributing to the record noted, while (r) denotes a player's rookie season.

Career records

Most seasons with 40 home runs

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Babe Ruth[1] 11 1920–21, 1923–24, 1926–32 (New York Yankees)
Harmon Killebrew[2] 8 1959, 1961–64, 1967, 1969–70 (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins)
Hank Aaron[3] 8 1957, 1960, 1962–63, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1973 (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves)
Barry Bonds[4] 8 1993, 1996–97, 2000–04 (San Francisco Giants)
Alex Rodriguez[5] 8 1998–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2005, 2007, 2009(New York Yankees)
Ken Griffey Jr.[6] 7 1993–94, 1996–99 (Seattle Mariners), 2000 (Cincinnati Reds)
Sammy Sosa[7] 7 1996, 1998–2003 (Chicago Cubs)
Albert Pujols[8] 7 2003–06, 2009–10, 2015 (St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Mark McGwire[9] 6 1987, 1992, 1996 (Oakland Athletics), 1997 (Oakland Athletics/St. Louis Cardinals), 1998–99 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Jim Thome[10] 6 1997, 2001–02 (Cleveland Indians), 2003–04 (Philadelphia Phillies) 2006 (Chicago White Sox)
Adam Dunn[11] 6 2004–08 (Cincinnati Reds), 2008 (Arizona Diamondbacks), 2012 (Chicago White Sox)

Most consecutive seasons with 40 home runs

Player Seasons Teams and seasons
Babe Ruth 7 1926–32 (New York Yankees)
Alex Rodriguez 6 1998–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers)
Sammy Sosa 6 1998–2003 (Chicago Cubs)
Ralph Kiner[12] 5 1947–51 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Duke Snider[13] 5 1953-57 (Brooklyn Dodgers)
Adam Dunn[14] 5 2004-08 (Cincinnati Reds)
Barry Bonds 5 2000-04 (San Francisco)
Ken Griffey, Jr. 5 1996-99 (Seattle), 2000 (Cincinnati)

Most seasons with 30 home runs

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Hank Aaron 15 1957–63, 1965–67, 1969–73 (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves)
Alex Rodriguez 15 1996, 1998–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–10, 15 (New York Yankees)
Barry Bonds 14 1990, 1992 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 1993–2004 (San Francisco Giants)
Albert Pujols 14 2001–11 (St. Louis Cardinals), 2012, 2015–16 (Los Angeles Angels)
Babe Ruth 13 1920–24, 1926–33 (New York Yankees)
Mike Schmidt[15] 13 1974–77, 1979–87 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Jimmie Foxx[16] 12 1929–35 (Philadelphia Athletics), 1936–40 (Boston Red Sox)
Manny Ramírez[17] 12 1995–96, 1998–2000 (Cleveland Indians), 2001–06 (Boston Red Sox), 08 (Boston-Los Angeles Dodgers)
Jim Thome 12 1996–2002 (Cleveland Indians), 2003–04 (Philadelphia Phillies), 2006–08 (Chicago White Sox)
Frank Robinson[18] 11 1956, 1958–62, 1965 (Cincinnati Reds), 1966–67, 1969 (Baltimore Orioles), 1973 (California Angels)
Willie Mays[19] 11 1954–57, 1959, 1961–66 (New York/San Francisco Giants)
Mark McGwire 11 1987–90, 1992, 1995–96 (Oakland Athletics), 1997 (Oakland Athletics/St. Louis Cardinals), 1998–2000 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Sammy Sosa 11 1993, 1995–2004 (Chicago Cubs)
Carlos Delgado[20] 11 1997–2004 (Toronto Blue Jays), 2005 (Florida Marlins), 2006, 2008 (New York Mets)

Most consecutive seasons with 30 home runs

Player Seasons Seasons and teams
Alex Rodriguez 13 1998–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–10 (New York Yankees)
Barry Bonds 13 1992 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 1993–2004 (San Francisco Giants)
Albert Pujols 12 2001–11 (St. Louis Cardinals), 2012 (Los Angeles Angels)
Jimmie Foxx 12 1929–35 (Philadelphia Athletics), 1936–40 (Boston Red Sox)
Sammy Sosa 10 1995–2004 (Chicago Cubs)
Carlos Delgado 10 1997–2004 (Toronto Blue Jays), 2005 (Florida Marlins), 2006 (New York Mets)
Lou Gehrig[21] 9 1929–37 (New York Yankees)
Eddie Mathews[22] 9 1953–61 (Milwaukee Braves)
Mike Schmidt 9 1979–87 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Rafael Palmeiro[23] 9 1995–98 (Baltimore Orioles), 1999–2003 (Texas Rangers)
Jim Thome 9 1996–2002 (Cleveland Indians), 2003–04 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Manny Ramírez 9 1998–2000 (Cleveland Indians), 2001–06 (Boston Red Sox)
Babe Ruth 8 1926–33 (New York Yankees)
Albert Belle 8 1992–96 Cleveland Indians; 1997–98 Chicago White Sox; 1999 Baltimore Orioles
Mike Piazza[24] 8 1995–97 (Los Angeles Dodgers), 1998 (Los Angeles Dodgers/Florida Marlins/New York Mets), 1999–2002 (New York Mets)
Jeff Bagwell[25] 8 1996–2003 (Houston Astros)
Mark Teixeira 8 2004–07 (Texas Rangers); 2007–08 (Atlanta Braves); 2008 (|Los Angeles Angels); 2009–11 (New York Yankees)
Mickey Mantle 8 1955-62 (New York Yankees)

Most seasons with 20 home runs

Player Seasons Years and teams
Hank Aaron 20 1955–74 (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves)
Barry Bonds 19 1987–88, 90–92 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 1993–2004, 2006–07 (San Francisco Giants)
Willie Mays 17 1951, 1954–68, 1970 (New York/San Francisco Giants)
Frank Robinson 17 1956–65 (Cincinnati Reds), 1966–67, 1969–71 (Baltimore Orioles), 1973 (California Angels), 1974 (California Angels/Cleveland Indians)
Babe Ruth 16 1919 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–34 (New York Yankees)
Ted Williams[26] 16 1939–42, 1946–51, 1954–58, 1960 (Boston Red Sox)
Jim Thome 16 1994–2002 (Cleveland Indians), 2003-04 (Philadelphia Phillies), 2006-09 (Chicago White Sox), 2010 (Minnesota Twins)
Reggie Jackson[27] 16 1968–75 (Oakland Athletics), 1976 (Baltimore Orioles), 1977–80 (New York Yankees), 1982, 1984–85 (California Angels)
Eddie Murray[28] 16 1977–85, 1987–88 (Baltimore Orioles), 1989–90 (Los Angeles Dodgers), 1993 (New York Mets), 1995 (Cleveland Indians), 1996 (Cleveland Indians/Baltimore Orioles)
Alex Rodriguez 16 1996–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–10, 2015 (New York Yankees)
Albert Pujols 16 2001-11 (St. Louis Cardinals), 2012, 2014-17 (Los Angeles Angels)
Fred McGriff 15 1987–90 (Toronto Blue Jays), 1991–92 (San Diego Padres), 1993 (San Diego Padres/Atlanta Braves), 1994–97 (Atlanta Braves), 1999–2000 (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), 2001 (Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Chicago Cubs), 2002 (Chicago Cubs)
Mel Ott[29] 15 1929–39, 1941–42, 1944–45 (New York Giants)
Willie Stargell[30] 15 1964–76, 1978–79 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Dave Winfield[31] 15 1974, 1977–80 (San Diego Padres), 1982–83, 1985–88 (New York Yankees), 1990 (New York Yankees/California Angels), 1991 (California Angels), 1992 (Toronto Blue Jays), 1993 (Minnesota Twins)
Ken Griffey, Jr. 15 1990–94, 1996–99 (Seattle Mariners), 2000–01, 2004–07 (Cincinnati Reds)
David Ortiz 15 2002 (Minnesota Twins), 2003–2016 (Boston Red Sox)

Most consecutive seasons with 20 home runs

Player Seasons Years and teams
Hank Aaron 20 1955–74 (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves)
Babe Ruth 16 1919 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–34 (New York Yankees)
Willie Mays 15 1954–68 (New York/San Francisco Giants)
Barry Bonds 15 1990–92 (Pittsburgh Pirates), 1993–2004 (San Francisco Giants)
Alex Rodriguez 15 1996–2000 (Seattle Mariners), 2001–03 (Texas Rangers), 2004–10 (New York (AL))
David Ortiz 15 2002 (Minnesota Twins), 2003–2016 (Boston Red Sox)
Eddie Mathews 14 1952–65 (Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
Rafael Palmeiro 14 1991–93, 1999–2004 (Texas Rangers), 1994–98 (Baltimore Orioles)
Manny Ramírez 14 1995–2000 (Cleveland Indians), 2001–07 (Boston Red Sox), 08 (Boston Red Sox/Los Angeles Dodgers)
Mike Schmidt 14 1974–1987 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Chipper Jones[32] 14 1995–2008 (Atlanta Braves)
Billy Williams[33] 13 1961–73 (Chicago Cubs)
Willie Stargell 13 1964–76 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Reggie Jackson 13 1968–75 (Oakland Athletics), 1976 (Baltimore Orioles), 1977–80 (New York Yankees)
Carlos Delgado 13 1996–2004 (Toronto Blue Jays), 2005 (Florida Marlins), 2006–08 (New York Mets)

Most seasons as league leader in home runs

Player Titles[34] Years and teams
Babe Ruth 12 1918–19 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–21, 1923–24, 1926–31 (New York Yankees)
Mike Schmidt 8 1974–76, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1986 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Ralph Kiner 7 1946–52 (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Gavvy Cravath 6 1913–15, 1917–19 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Mel Ott 6 1932, 1934, 1936–38, 1942 (New York Giants)
Harmon Killebrew 6 1959, 1962–64, 1967, 1969 (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins)

see note1

Most consecutive seasons as league leader in home runs

Player Titles Seasons & Teams
Ralph Kiner 7 1946–52 Pittsburgh
Babe Ruth 6 1926–31 New York (AL)
Harry Davis 4 1904–07 Philadelphia (AL)
Frank Baker 4 1911–14 Philadelphia (AL)
Babe Ruth 4 1918–19 Boston (AL); 1920–21 New York (AL)
Gavvy Cravath 3 1913–15 Philadelphia (NL)
Gavvy Cravath 3 1917–19 Philadelphia (NL)
Hack Wilson 3 1926–28 Chicago (NL)
Chuck Klein 3 1931–33 Philadelphia (NL)
Harmon Killebrew 3 1962–64 Minnesota
Mike Schmidt 3 1974–76 Philadelphia (NL)
Ken Griffey, Jr. 3 1997–99 Seattle
Alex Rodriguez 3 2001–03 Texas

see note1

League leader in home runs, both leagues

Player League, team and year
Sam Crawford NL: Cincinnati Reds (1901), AL: Detroit Tigers (1908)
Fred McGriff AL: Toronto Blue Jays (1989), NL: San Diego Padres (1992)
Mark McGwire AL: Oakland Athletics (1987, 1996), NL: St. Louis Cardinals (1998–99)

League leader in home runs, three different teams

Player Teams and years
Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics (1973, 1975), New York Yankees (1980), California Angels (1982)

Players who have hit at least one home run in 40 stadiums

Player # of MLB Stadiums[35] Years
Sammy Sosa 45 1989–2005, 07
Ken Griffey, Jr. 44 1989–2009
Fred McGriff 43 1986–2004
Ellis Burks 41 1987–2004
Mike Piazza 40 1992–2007
Gary Sheffield 40 1988–2007
Adrián Beltré 40 1998–2018

Most career grand slams

Player Grand slams[36] Teams and years
Alex Rodriguez 25 Seattle Mariners (1994–2000), Texas Rangers (2001–03), New York Yankees (2004–2016)
Lou Gehrig 23 New York Yankees (1923–39)
Manny Ramírez 21 Cleveland Indians (1993–2000), Boston Red Sox (2001–2008), Los Angeles Dodgers (2008–2010), Chicago White Sox (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011)
Eddie Murray 19 Baltimore Orioles (1977–88, 1996), Los Angeles Dodgers (1989–91, 1997), New York Mets (1992–93), Cleveland Indians (1994–96), Anaheim Angels (1997)
Willie McCovey 18 San Francisco Giants (1959–73, 1977–80), San Diego Padres (1974–76), Oakland Athletics (1976)
Robin Ventura 18 Chicago White Sox (1989–98), New York Mets (1999–2001), New York Yankees (2002–03), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003–04)
Jimmie Foxx 17 Philadelphia Athletics (1925–35), Boston Red Sox (1936–42), Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944), Philadelphia Phillies (1945)
Ted Williams 17 Boston Red Sox (1939–42, 1946–60)
Babe Ruth 16 Boston Red Sox (1914–19), New York Yankees (1920–34), Boston Braves (1935)
Hank Aaron 16 Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954–74), Milwaukee Brewers (1975–76)
Dave Kingman 16 San Francisco Giants (1971–74), New York Mets (1975–77, 1981–83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977), Chicago Cubs (1978–80), Oakland Athletics (1984–86)

Most career walk-off home runs

Player Walk-off HR[37][38] Teams and years
Jim Thome 13 1991–02, 2011 (Cleveland Indians), 2003–05, 2012 (Philadelphia Phillies) 2006–09 (Chicago White Sox), 2009 (Los Angeles Dodgers), 2010-11 (Minnesota Twins), 2012 (Baltimore Orioles)
Albert Pujols 12 2001-11 (St. Louis Cardinals), 2012-Present (Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim)
Jimmie Foxx 12 1925–35 (Philadelphia Athletics), 1936–42 (Boston Red Sox), 1942, 1944 (Chicago Cubs), 1945 (Philadelphia Phillies)
Mickey Mantle 12 1951–68 (New York Yankees)
Stan Musial 12 1941–44, 1946–63 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Frank Robinson 12 1956–65 (Cincinnati Reds), 1966–71 (Baltimore Orioles), 1972 (Los Angeles Dodgers), 1973–74 (California Angels), 1974–76 (Cleveland Indians)
Babe Ruth 12 1914–19 (Boston Red Sox), 1920–34 (New York Yankees), 1935 (Boston Braves)

Season records

Most home runs by a team in one season

HR [39] Team Season
267 New York Yankees 2018
264 Seattle Mariners 1997
260 Texas Rangers 2005
257 Baltimore Orioles 1996
257 Toronto Blue Jays 2010
253 Baltimore Orioles 2016
249 Houston Astros 2000
246 Texas Rangers 2001
245 Seattle Mariners 1996
245 New York Yankees 2012
244 Seattle Mariners 1999
244 Toronto Blue Jays 2000
244 New York Yankees 2009
243 Oakland Athletics 1996
242 Chicago White Sox 2004
242 New York Yankees 2004
241 New York Yankees 2017
240 New York Yankees 1961

Most grand slams in one season

Player GS [40] Team Season
Don Mattingly 6 New York Yankees 1987
Travis Hafner 6 Cleveland Indians 2006
Ernie Banks 5 Chicago Cubs 1955
Jim Gentile 5 Baltimore Orioles 1961
Richie Sexson 5 Seattle Mariners 2006
Albert Pujols 5 St. Louis Cardinals 2009

Game records

Four home runs by an individual in one game

Player Team[41] Date Opponent Venue
Bobby Lowe Boston Beaneaters May 30, 1894 Cincinnati Reds South End Grounds
Ed Delahanty2 Philadelphia Phillies July 13, 1896 Chicago Colts West Side Grounds
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees June 3, 1932 Philadelphia Athletics Shibe Park
Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies July 10, 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates Forbes Field
Pat Seerey Chicago White Sox July 18, 1948 Philadelphia Athletics Shibe Park
Gil Hodges Brooklyn Dodgers August 31, 1950 Boston Braves Ebbets Field
Joe Adcock Milwaukee Braves July 31, 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field
Rocky Colavito Cleveland Indians June 10, 1959 Baltimore Orioles Memorial Stadium
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants April 30, 1961 Milwaukee Braves Milwaukee County Stadium
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies April 17, 1976 Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field
Bob Horner2 Atlanta Braves July 6, 1986 Montréal Expos Fulton County Stadium
Mark Whiten St. Louis Cardinals September 7, 1993 Cincinnati Reds Riverfront Stadium
Mike Cameron Seattle Mariners May 2, 2002 Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park
Shawn Green Los Angeles Dodgers May 23, 2002 Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park
Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays September 25, 2003 Tampa Bay Devil Rays SkyDome
Josh Hamilton Texas Rangers May 8, 2012 Baltimore Orioles Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Scooter Gennett Cincinnati Reds June 6, 2017 St. Louis Cardinals Great American Ball Park
J.D. Martinez Arizona Diamondbacks September 4, 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium

Four consecutive home runs by a team in one game

Team Date [42][43] Opponent Players Pitcher Inn. Venue
Milwaukee Braves[44] June 8, 1961 Cincinnati Reds Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron,
Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas
Jim Maloney (2)
Marshall Bridges
7th Crosley Field
Cleveland Indians[45] July 31, 1963 Los Angeles Angels Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos,
Tito Francona, Larry Brown
Paul Foytack 6th Cleveland Stadium
Minnesota Twins[46] May 2, 1964 Kansas City Athletics Tony Oliva, Harmon Killebrew,
Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall
Dan Pfister (3)
Vern Handrahan
11th Municipal Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers[47] September 18, 2006 San Diego Padres Jeff Kent, J. D. Drew,
Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson
Jon Adkins (2)
Trevor Hoffman
9th Dodger Stadium
Boston Red Sox[48][49] April 22, 2007 New York Yankees Manny Ramírez, J. D. Drew,
Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek
Chase Wright 3rd Fenway Park
Chicago White Sox[50] August 14, 2008 Kansas City Royals Jim Thome, Paul Konerko,
Alexei Ramírez, Juan Uribe
Joel Peralta (3)
Robinson Tejeda
6th U.S. Cellular Field
Arizona Diamondbacks[51] August 11, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero,
Mark Reynolds, Stephen Drew
Dave Bush 4th Miller Park
Washington Nationals[52] July 27, 2017 Milwaukee Brewers Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo,
Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman
Michael Blazek 3rd Nationals Park
Washington Nationals[53] June 9, 2019 San Diego Padres Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner,
Adam Eaton, Anthony Rendon
Craig Stammen 8th Petco Park

Two grand slams by one hitter in one game

Player [54] Team Date Opponent Venue
Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees May 24, 1936 Philadelphia Athletics Shibe Park
Jim Tabor Boston Red Sox July 4, 19393 Philadelphia Athletics Shibe Park
Rudy York Boston Red Sox July 27, 1946 St. Louis Browns Sportsman's Park
Jim Gentile Baltimore Orioles May 9, 1961 Minnesota Twins Metropolitan Stadium
Tony Cloninger4 Atlanta Braves July 3, 1966 San Francisco Giants Candlestick Park
Jim Northrup Detroit Tigers June 24, 1968 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Stadium
Frank Robinson Baltimore Orioles June 26, 1970 Washington Senators RFK Stadium
Robin Ventura Chicago White Sox September 4, 1995 Texas Rangers The Ballpark in Arlington
Chris Hoiles Baltimore Orioles August 14, 1998 Cleveland Indians Jacobs Field
Fernando Tatís5 St. Louis Cardinals April 23, 1999 Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium
Nomar Garciaparra6 Boston Red Sox May 10, 1999 Seattle Mariners Fenway Park
Bill Mueller7 Boston Red Sox July 29, 2003 Texas Rangers The Ballpark in Arlington
Josh Willingham Washington Nationals July 27, 2009 Milwaukee Brewers Miller Park

Three grand slams by a team in one game

Team Players Date Opponent Venue
New York Yankees[55] Robinson Canó, Russell Martin, Curtis Granderson Aug 25, 2011 Oakland Athletics Yankee Stadium

Other

Most home runs on a single day (all teams combined)

Number of home runs Date
62[56] July 2, 2002

Most walkoff home runs in a season (all teams combined)

Number of walkoff home runs Year
98[57] 2018

See also

Notes

  1. Mark McGwire led the American League in home runs in 1987 and 1996. He led the National League in 1998 and 1999. In 1997, he led Major League Baseball in home runs, but led neither the American nor National League, as his season was split between the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. If that season were to be included, he would be the league leader for five seasons, four of which were in succession.
  2. Delahanty and Horner are the only players to hit four home runs in a game as a part of a losing effort.[58][59]
  3. Game 2 of a doubleheader.
  4. Tony Cloninger is unique on this list as the only pitcher.
  5. Fernando Tatís is the only player to hit his two grand slams in the same inning. in the third inning off Chan Ho Park; it was also the Major League record for RBIs by a player in one inning (8).
  6. Nomar Garciaparra is the only player to do so at home.
  7. Bill Mueller is the only player to hit a grand slam from each side of the plate.

References

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  3. ^ Henry Aaron statistics @ mlb.com
  4. ^ Barry Bonds statistics @ mlb.com
  5. ^ Alex Rodriguez statistics @ mlb.com
  6. ^ Ken Griffey, Jr. statistics @ mlb.com
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  15. ^ Mike Schmidt statistics @ mlb.com
  16. ^ Jimmie Foxx statistics @ mlb.com
  17. ^ Manny Ramírez statistics @ mlb.com
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  20. ^ Carlos Delgado statistics @ mlb.com
  21. ^ Lou Gehrig statistics @ mlb.com
  22. ^ Eddie Mathews statistics @ mlb.com
  23. ^ Rafael Palmeiro statistics @ mlb.com
  24. ^ Mike Piazza statistics @ mlb.com
  25. ^ Jeff Bagwell statistics @ mlb.com
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  27. ^ Reggie Jackson statistics @ mlb.com
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50 home run club

In Major League Baseball (MLB), the 50 home run club is the group of batters who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. Babe Ruth was the first to achieve this, doing so in 1920. By reaching the milestone, he also became the first player to hit 30 and then 40 home runs in a single-season, breaking his own record of 29 from the 1919 season. Ruth subsequently became the first player to reach the 50 home run club on four occasions, repeating the achievement in 1921, 1927 and 1928. He remained the only player to accomplish this until Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa matched his feat in 1999 and 2001, respectively, thus becoming the only players to achieve four consecutive 50 home run seasons. Barry Bonds hit the most home runs to join the club, collecting 73 in 2001. The most recent players to reach the milestone are Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, achieving the feat during the 2017 season.In total, 29 players have reached the 50 home run club in MLB history and nine have done so more than once. Of these, seventeen were right-handed batters, eleven were left-handed, and one was a switch hitter, meaning he could bat from either side of the plate. Four of these players (including two active members of the 50 home run club) have played for only one major league team. The New York Yankees are the only franchise to have five players reach the milestone while on their roster: Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Alex Rodriguez, and Judge. Ten players are also members of the 500 home run club and two of them (Willie Mays and Rodriguez) are also members of the 3,000 hit club. Ten players won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in the same year as their 50 home run season. Mantle is the only player to have earned the Major League Triple Crown alongside achieving 50 home runs, leading both leagues in batting average, home runs and runs batted in (RBI). Mantle and Maris—collectively known as the M&M Boys—are the only teammates to reach the 50 home run club in the same season, hitting a combined 115 home runs in 1961 and breaking the single-season record for home runs by a pair of teammates. Albert Belle is the only player to amass 50 or more doubles in addition to attaining 50 home runs. Prince Fielder, at 23 years and 139 days, was the youngest player to reach the milestone while Bonds, at age 37, was the oldest.Due to the infrequent addition of members into the 50 home run club, Baseball Digest called it "a restrictive fraternity comprising slugging elite" in 1954, when there were only six members. Of the seventeen members eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame, eight have been elected and three were elected on the first ballot. Eligibility requires that a player has "been retired five seasons" or deceased for at least six months, disqualifying four active players and five players who have been retired for less than five seasons. Some believe the milestone has become less important with the large number of new members; fifteen players joined the club on a total of 24 occasions from 1995 to 2010. Additionally, several of these recent members have had ties to performance-enhancing drugs.

Billy Williams

Billy Leo Williams (born June 15, 1938) is a retired American baseball left fielder who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and 2 seasons for the Oakland Athletics. Williams was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1999, he was named a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Williams was the 1961 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and was an NL All-Star for six seasons with the Cubs. In 1970, he had a .322 batting average with 42 home runs and 129 runs batted in (RBI), led the NL with 205 hits, and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up. In 1972, he won the NL batting title while hitting .333. Williams hit more than 400 home runs in his career, including 30 or more in 5 seasons. He also hit above .300 in five seasons and had over 100 RBI in three seasons.

Williams was a highly competitive player on Cubs teams that never reached the postseason. When he finally played in the postseason during the second-to-last year of his career with the Athletics, the A's did not get to the World Series. In 1999, he was selected as a member of the Cubs All-Century Team.

Buck Ewing

William "Buck" Ewing (October 17, 1859 – October 20, 1906) was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. He was the first 19th-century catcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was named one of the top five 19th-century players in a 1999 poll by the Society for American Baseball Research.

Charley Jones

Charles Wesley Jones (born Benjamin Wesley Rippay on April 30, 1852 – June 6, 1911) was an American left fielder in the National Association and Major League Baseball who hit 56 home runs and batted .298 during his twelve-year career. He was born in Alamance County, North Carolina.

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.

Eddie Mathews

Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman. He played 17 seasons for the Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (1952–66); Houston Astros (1967) and Detroit Tigers (1967–68). Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, he is the only player to have represented the Braves in the three American cities they have called home. He played 1,944 games for the Braves during their 13-season tenure in Milwaukee—the prime of Mathews' career.

Mathews is regarded as one of the best third basemen ever to play the game. He was an All-Star for nine seasons. He won the National League (NL) home run title in 1953 and 1959 and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up both of those seasons. He hit 512 home runs during his major league career. Mathews coached for the Atlanta Braves in 1971, and he was the team's manager from 1972 to 1974. Later, he was a scout and coach for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Oakland Athletics.

Fred McGriff

Frederick Stanley McGriff (born October 31, 1963) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played for six Major League Baseball (MLB) teams from 1986 through 2004. A power-hitting first baseman, he became a five-time All-Star and led both leagues in home runs in separate years – the American League in 1989 and the National League in 1992. McGriff finished his career with 493 home runs, tied with Hall of Fame player Lou Gehrig, and only seven homers away from joining the 500 home run club. He won a World Series title as a first baseman with the Atlanta Braves in 1995. He currently works in the Atlanta Braves' front office as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations.McGriff's nickname, "Crime Dog", created by sports broadcaster Chris Berman, is a play on McGruff, a cartoon dog created for American police to raise children's awareness on crime prevention. At first, McGriff stated he would prefer "Fire Dog" (a reference to a fire in the press-box of Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium the day the Braves acquired him from the Padres; symbolically, the then-slumping Braves "caught fire" and ended up winning their division), but since has stated that he is fond of the nickname.

Gavvy Cravath

Clifford Carlton "Gavvy" Cravath (March 23, 1881 – May 23, 1963), also nicknamed "Cactus", was an American right fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. One of the sport's most prolific power hitters of the dead-ball era, in the seven years from 1913 to 1920 he led the National League in home runs six times, in runs batted in, total bases and slugging percentage twice each, and in hits, runs and walks once each. He led the NL in several offensive categories in 1915 as the Phillies won the first pennant in the team's 33-year history, and he held the team's career home run record from 1917 to 1924. However, he played his home games at Baker Bowl, a park that was notoriously favorable to batting statistics. Cravath hit 92 career homers at Baker Bowl while he had 25 homers in all his games away from home.

Harry Davis (1900s first baseman)

Harry H. Davis (July 19, 1873 – August 11, 1947) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1895–96), Pittsburgh Pirates (1896–98), Louisville Colonels (1898), Washington Senators (1898–99), Philadelphia Athletics (1901–11, 1913–17), and Cleveland Naps (1912).

Davis was born in Philadelphia. He attended Girard College. After having played the 1900 for the minor league Providence Grays, he decided to quite baseball, but Athletics manager Connie Mack made him an offer too large to refuse to return to baseball in 1901 with the Athletics. He led the American League in home runs from 1904 to 1907, one of only five players to have ever led their league for four consecutive seasons. He also hit for the cycle on July 10, 1901.

He led the AL in doubles three times and the NL in triples once.

Davis was the starting first baseman and first captain of manager Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1910. In 1905 he led the American league in home runs, RBI, runs and doubles, and led the Athletics to the 1905 World Series against the New York Giants. He was the starting first baseman for the 1910 World Champions and hit .353 in the 1910 World Series. In 1911, the 37-year-old Davis was replaced at first base by the younger Stuffy McInnis, and Davis played a reserve role for the 1911 World Champions.

Davis managed the 1912 Cleveland Naps, but left with 28 games left in the season and a record of 54–71. He returned to the Athletics as a player, coach and assistant captain in 1913, amassing only 33 plate appearances over the next five seasons combined. He continued as a coach and scout with Mack's Athletics until 1927 and also served as a Philadelphia City Councilman.

Davis died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1947, at the age of 74.

Home Run Baker

John Franklin "Home Run" Baker (March 13, 1886 – June 28, 1963) was an American professional baseball player. A third baseman, Baker played in Major League Baseball from 1908 to 1922, for the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Yankees. Baker has been called the "original home run king of the majors".Baker was a member of the Athletics' $100,000 infield. He helped the Athletics win the 1910, 1911 and 1913 World Series. After a contract dispute, the Athletics sold Baker to the Yankees, where he and Wally Pipp helped the Yankees' offense. Baker appeared with the Yankees in the 1921 and 1922 World Series, though the Yankees lost both series, before retiring.

Baker led the American League in home runs for four consecutive years, from 1911 through 1914. He had a batting average over .300 in six seasons, had three seasons with more than 100 runs batted in, and two seasons with over 100 runs scored. Baker's legacy has grown over the years, and he is regarded by many as one of the best power hitters of the deadball era. During his 13 years as a major league player, Baker never played a single inning at any position other than third base. Baker was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1955.

Jimmie Foxx

James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967), nicknamed "Double X" and "The Beast", was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Philadelphia Phillies. His most productive years were with the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox, where he hit 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive seasons and drove in more than 100 runs in 13 consecutive years.

Foxx became the second player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs, after Babe Ruth. Attaining that plateau at age 32 years 336 days, he held the record for youngest to reach 500 for sixty-eight years, until superseded by Alex Rodriguez in 2007. His three career Most Valuable Player awards are tied for second all-time. Foxx was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

Mel Ott

Melvin Thomas Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed "Master Melvin", was an American professional baseball right fielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Giants, from 1926 through 1947.

Ott was born in Gretna, the seat of government of Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was an All-Star for eleven consecutive seasons, and was the first National League player to surpass 500 career home runs. He was unusually slight in stature for a power hitter, at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m), 170 pounds (77 kg).He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951.

Mike Schmidt

Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949) is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies. Schmidt was a twelve-time All-Star and a three-time winner of the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player award (MVP), and he was known for his combination of power hitting and strong defense. As a hitter, he compiled 548 home runs and 1,595 runs batted in (RBIs), and led the NL in home runs eight times and in RBIs four times. As a fielder, Schmidt won the National League Gold Glove Award for third basemen ten times. Schmidt was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995 and is often considered the greatest third baseman in baseball history.Having an unusual batting stance, Schmidt turned his back somewhat toward the pitcher and rocked his rear end back-and-forth while waiting for a pitch. By standing far back in the batter's box, he made it almost impossible to jam him by pitching inside. Schmidt was one of the best athletes of his era; teammate Pete Rose once said, "To have his body, I'd trade him mine and my wife's, and I'd throw in some cash."

Ned Williamson

Edward Nagle "Ned" Williamson (October 24, 1857 – March 3, 1894) was a professional baseball infielder in Major League Baseball. He played for three teams: the Indianapolis Blues of the National League (NL) for one season, the Chicago White Stockings (NL) for 11 seasons, and the Chicago Pirates of the Players' League for one season.

From 1883 and 1887, Williamson held the single-season record for both doubles and home runs. Although his record for doubles was surpassed in 1887, he held the home run record until 1919, when it was topped by Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox. Statistically, he was one of the best fielders of his era. During the first eight years of his career, he led the league at his position in both fielding percentage and double plays five times, and he also led his position in assists six times. Later, when he moved to shortstop, he again led the league in both assists and double plays.

His career was shortened by a knee injury that he suffered in Paris during a world-tour organized by Albert Spalding. After he left organized baseball, his health declined rapidly. He contracted tuberculosis and ultimately died at the age of 36 of dropsy.

Ralph Kiner

Ralph McPherran Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball player. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians from 1946 through 1955. Following his retirement, Kiner served from 1956 through 1960 as general manager of the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres. He also served as an announcer for the New York Mets from the team's inception until his death. Though injuries forced his retirement from active play after 10 seasons, Kiner's tremendous slugging outpaced all of his National League contemporaries between the years 1946 and 1952. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.

At the time of his death, baseball writer Marty Noble named Kiner "one of baseball's genuine and most charming gentlemen".

Sam Crawford

Samuel Earl Crawford (April 18, 1880 – June 15, 1968), nicknamed "Wahoo Sam", was an American outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Crawford batted and threw left-handed, stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg). Born in Wahoo, Nebraska, he had a short minor league baseball career before entering the majors with the Cincinnati Reds in 1899. He played for the Reds until 1902. Crawford then joined the Detroit Tigers and played for Detroit from 1903 to 1917. He was one of the greatest sluggers of his era, leading his league in home runs twice and in runs batted in three times. He still hold the MLB record for most career triples, with 309. While with the Tigers, Crawford played alongside superstar Ty Cobb, and the two had an intense rivalry while also helping Detroit win three American League championships from 1907 to 1909.

After his MLB career ended, Crawford moved to California, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a player and umpire in the Pacific Coast League and was a coach at the University of Southern California. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.

Sammy Sosa

Samuel Kelvin Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968) is a Dominican American former professional baseball right fielder. Starting his career with the Texas Rangers, Sosa became a member of the Chicago Cubs in 1992 and became one of the game's best hitters. Sosa hit his 400th home run in his 1,354th game and his 5,273rd at-bat, reaching this milestone quicker than any player in National League history. He is one of nine players in MLB history to hit 600 career home runs.In 1998, Sosa and Mark McGwire achieved national fame for their home run-hitting prowess in pursuit of Roger Maris' home run record. Sosa is best known for his time with the Cubs where he became a 7-time All-Star while holding numerous team records. He finished his career with stints with the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers. With the Rangers, Sosa hit his 600th career home run to become the fifth player in MLB history to reach the milestone.

Sosa is second all-time in home runs among foreign-born MLB players and is one of only three National League players since 1900 to reach 160 RBIs in a season (2001). Sosa is also the only player to have hit 60 or more home runs in a single season three times.

In a 2005 congressional hearing, Sosa—through his attorney—denied having used performance-enhancing drugs during his playing career.

Willie McCovey

Willie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 – October 31, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Known as "Stretch" during his playing days, and later also nicknamed "Mac" and "Willie Mac," he is best known for his long tenure as one of the sport's greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants.

Over a 22-year career between 1959 and 1980 he played 19 seasons with the Giants and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics. A fearsome left-handed hitter, he was a six-time All-Star, three-time home run champion, MVP, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 in his first year of eligibility, only the 16th man so honored.

McCovey was known as a dead-pull line drive hitter, causing some teams to employ a shift against him. Seventh on baseball's all-time home run list when he retired, McCovey was called "the scariest hitter in baseball" by pitcher Bob Gibson, seconded by similarly feared slugger Reggie Jackson. McCovey lashed 521 home runs, 231 launched in Candlestick Park, the most there by any player. One on September 16, 1966, was described as the longest ever hit in that stadium.

Willie Stargell

Wilver Dornell Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career (1962–1982) as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League (NL). Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 home runs, and 1,540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six NL East division titles, two National League pennants, and two World Series (1971, 1979). Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

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