Home Run Stats, Going Going Gone
The pitch. The swing. He really got a hold of one. It’s a home run. In all of sports it’s one of the most majestic sights. It could be a line drive that meekly gets over the fence, or a pop up that kisses off the foul pole. Maybe it’s a shot that goes 60 rows back. It is still a home run. We love to see the ball leave the park.
Presented to you are some great home run hitters. I have grouped these home run hitters in a distinctive way. Enjoy these numbers. I am pleased to give them to you. These statistics include the 2004 season.
Most 50 or more home run seasons
Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire at 4 seasons each
Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx
Ralph Kiner and Ken Griffey Jr. with 2 season each
Most 40 or more home run seasons
Babe Ruth – 12 seasons
Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Harmon Killabrew – 8 seasons each
Ken Griffey Jr., Sammy Sosa with 7 seasons each
Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, Alex Rodriguez 6 seasons each (now 7 seasons including 2005)
Most 30 or more home runs seasons
Hank Aaron – 15 seasons
Babe Ruth – 14 seasons
Barry Bonds, Mike Schmidt – 13 seasons each
Mark McGwire, Jimmy Foxx – 12 seasons each
Frank Robinson, Willie Mays – 11 seasons each
The following four players had 10 seasons each
Harmon Killabrew, Lou Gehrig, Fred McGriff, Rafael Palmeiro
The following seven players had 9 seasons each
Mickey Mantle, Manny Ramirez( now 10 seasons - including 2005),
Mike Piazza Eddie Mathews, Tony Perez, Jim Thome, Jeff Bagwell
The following five players had 8 seasons each of 30 home runs or more
Alex Rodriguez (now 9 season - includes 2005), Ted Williams, Frank Thomas Mel Ott, Albert Belle
The following seven players had 7 seasons each
Ernie Banks, Joe DiMaggio, Juan Gonzalez Gary Sheffield, Dave Kingman, Willie McCovey
Some More Home Run Facts
Between Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Joe Dimaggio 1357 home runs were hit. Between the three of them they had two 40 home run seasons.
When Joe DiMaggio hit 46 home runs in 1937 he struck out 37 times.
Fred Lynn hit 23 home runs four years in a row.
Duke Snider had five 40 home run seasons – all in a row.
Hank Aaron hit 44 home runs four different seasons, He wore uniform number 44.
Willie Mays, Ralph Kiner, Mickey Mantle and Jimmie Foxx are the youngest players to hit 50 home runs in a season. They all knocked 50 when they were 24 years old.
The oldest player to hit at least 50 in a season is Barry Bonds. He hit 73 in 200. He was 36 years old
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