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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 and teams 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

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

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][40] Team Season
307 Minnesota Twins 2019
306 New York Yankees 2019
288 Houston Astros 2019
279 Los Angeles Dodgers 2019
267 New York Yankees 2018
264 Seattle Mariners 1997
260 Texas Rangers 2005
257 Baltimore Orioles 1996
257 Toronto Blue Jays 2010
257 Oakland Athletics 2019
256 Chicago Cubs 2019
253 Baltimore Orioles 2016
250 Milwaukee Brewers 2019
249 Houston Astros 2000
249 Atlanta Braves 2019
247 Toronto Blue Jays 2019
246 Texas Rangers 2001
245 Seattle Mariners 1996
245 New York Yankees 2012
245 Boston Red Sox 2019
244 Seattle Mariners 1999
244 Toronto Blue Jays 2000
244 New York Yankees 2009

Most grand slams by a player in one season

Game records

Four home runs by an individual in one game

Four consecutive home runs by a team in one game

Two grand slams by one hitter in one game

Three grand slams by a team in one game

Other

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

Number of home runs Date
62[57] July 2, 2002

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

Number of walkoff home runs Year
98[58] 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.[59][60]
  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

  1. ^ Babe Ruth statistics @ mlb.com
  2. ^ Harmon Killebrew statistics @ mlb.com
  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
  7. ^ Sammy Sosa statistics @ mlb.com
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Mark McGwire statistics @ mlb.com
  10. ^ Jim Thome statistics @ mlb.com
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ Ralph Kiner statistics @ mlb.com
  13. ^ Duke Snider statistics @ mlb.com
  14. ^ Adam Dunn statistics @ mlb.com
  15. ^ Mike Schmidt statistics @ mlb.com
  16. ^ Jimmie Foxx statistics @ mlb.com
  17. ^ Manny Ramírez statistics @ mlb.com
  18. ^ Frank Robinson statistics @ mlb.com
  19. ^ Willie Mays statistics @ mlb.com
  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
  26. ^ Ted Williams statistics @ mlb.com
  27. ^ Reggie Jackson statistics @ mlb.com
  28. ^ Eddie Murray statistics @ mlb.com
  29. ^ Mel Ott statistics @ mlb.com
  30. ^ Willie Stargell statistics @ mlb.com
  31. ^ Dave Winfield statistics @ mlb.com
  32. ^ Chipper Jones statistics @ mlb.com
  33. ^ Billy Williams statistics @ mlb.com
  34. ^ Annual HR leaders @ Baseball-Reference.com
  35. ^ Most parks, one or more homers @mlb.com; accessed 8 July 2013
  36. ^ Career grand slam statistics @ Baseball-almanac.com
  37. ^ Kaplan, Jake (23 June 2012). "Thome's walk-off caps day of Phils milestones". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2012. given as a table in the margin of the main article
  38. ^ Schlueter, Roger (24 June 2012). "MLB Notebook: Thome is king of walk-off homers". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2012. Exceptional homer-hitting resumes for all, adding to the luster of the fact that Thome--at least in terms of sheer volume in career home runs and walk-off home runs--eclipsed them all: Jim Thome 13, Babe Ruth 12, Jimmie Foxx 12, Stan Musial 12, Mickey Mantle 12, Frank Robinson 12
  39. ^ [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_hr7.shtml Home Run Records by a Team During a Single Season
  40. ^ Sortable Player Stats
  41. ^ "Single Season Leaders for Grand Slams". statistical list. Baseball Almanac.com. Retrieved 2010.
  42. ^ Summaries and Box Scores of 4-Home Run Games @ Baseball-Almanac.com
  43. ^ White Sox hit four straight taters in sixth Scott Merkin, @mlb.com; accessed 15 August 2008
  44. ^ Home Run Records, By ONE team in ONE Game in ONE Inning; Most Consecutively in any inning
  45. ^ Box Score for Mil vs. Cin, 6/8/1961; accessed 15 August 2008
  46. ^ Box Score for LAA vs. Cle, 7/31/1963; accessed 15 August 2008
  47. ^ Box Score for Min vs. KCA, 5/2/1964; accessed 15 August 2008
  48. ^ Box Score for LAD vs. SD, 9/18/2006; accessed 15 August 2008
  49. ^ Box Score for Bos vs NYY 4/22/2007; accessed 15 August 2008
  50. ^ Red Sox hit four consecutive HRs against Yankees, AP, 22 April 2007, @ espn.go.com, accessed 15 August 2008
  51. ^ Chicago White Sox set club record by hitting four consecutive home runs against Royals at Cellular Field, AP, 14 August 2008, @newsday.com; accessed 15 August 2008
  52. ^ Arizona Diamondbacks hit four straight home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park,
  53. ^ Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals - Play By Play - July 27, 2017,
  54. ^ San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals - Play By Play - June 9, 2019,
  55. ^ "Two Grand Slams in One Game". Baseball Almanac.com. Retrieved 2010.
  56. ^ Caldwell, Dave (August 25, 2011). "On a Long and Wet Day, the Yankees Win in Grand Style". The New York Times.
  57. ^ "Home run log: July 2, 2002". Sports Illustrated. July 3, 2002.
  58. ^ "MLB Video". MLB. September 20, 2018.
  59. ^ Baseball Almanac boxscore
  60. ^ Retrosheet box score, Expos at Braves July 6, 1986

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