You will read about who has the most homeruns in MLB history. Here are the 10 sluggers in the history of Major League Baseball. A home run is a hit in baseball that results in a run being scored without the aid of a fielding error by the defensive team. There are two ways to do this: with a traditional home run, in which the ball is hit out of play while still in fair territory, or with an inside-the-park home run, in which the ball is shot out of the park itself.
Barry Bonds has hit 762 home runs in Major League Baseball. On August 7, 2007, he hit 756 and overtook Hank Aaron’s previous record of 755. Babe Ruth is the only other player in history with 700 or more hits. The only other players to hit 600 or more are Albert Pujols (698), Alex Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Jim Thome (612), and Sammy Sosa (609).
Here is a complete list of all active Major League Baseball players who have hit at least 586 home homers during the regular season (i.e., excluding playoffs or exhibition games). Players in bold are currently in the Major Leagues (including free agents), while the number of home runs in parenthesis is their total for the 2022 season.
|Rank||Player (2022 HRs)||HR|
|7||Ken Griffey Jr.||630|
American former baseball left fielder Barry Lamar Bonds was born on July 24, 1964. He played in the Major Leagues for 22 seasons (MLB). From 1986 to 1992, Bonds played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and from 1993 through 2007, he did the same for the San Francisco Giants. To many, he represents the pinnacle of baseball greatness.
Bonds was an exceptional performer across the board, earning him a record seven NL MVP trophies, 12 Silver Slugger medals, and 14 All-Star nods. He has broken many hitting marks in Major League Baseball, including the all-time mark of 762 home runs and the single-season record of 73 home runs in 2001.
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In his 17 MLB seasons, Bonds led the league in on-base plus slugging percentage six times and finished in the top five hitters 12 times. He won eight Gold Gloves for his outstanding defense in the outfield. He was the first and only MLB player to have hit 500 home runs and stolen 500 bases (514 total steals). Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference.com list Bonds second all-time among MLB position players in career Win Above Replacement, behind only Babe Ruth.
Henry Louis Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021) was a right fielder for the New York Yankees of the American League (AL) and the Boston Red Sox of the National League (NL) during his 23 seasons in the MLB (from 1954 to 1976). He was one of the greatest players in baseball history, and he played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves of the NL for 21 seasons and the Milwaukee Brewers of the AL for two (AL).
When Aaron finally hung up his cleats, he had already set nearly every major record for career power hitting in baseball. He overtook Babe Ruth as MLB’s all-time home run leader and maintained that position for the next 33 years. From 1955 to 1973, he never had a year with fewer than 24 home runs, and he is one of just two players to ever hit 30 or more home runs in a season on 15 separate occasions.
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— Hank Aaron (@HenryLouisAaron) January 5, 2021
The professional baseball career of George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) covered 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1914 through 1935. He began his Major League Baseball career as a standout left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, earning him the nickname “the Bambino.”
Still, he became a household figure as a power-hitting outfielder for the New York Yankees. One of the most iconic figures in American popular culture, Ruth is often acknowledged as baseball’s all-time great. Ruth was one of the “first five” inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and designated hitter José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (Spanish pronunciation: [puxols]; born January 16, 1980) is a Dominican-American (MLB).
He spent his first 11 MLB seasons with the Cardinals, where he earned the nickname “The Machine” or “La Máquina” in Spanish; he then spent more than nine seasons with the Los Angeles Angels; he spent half a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he will finish his career with the Cardinals in 2022. He has been the oldest active MLB player since the year 2020. He will undoubtedly enter the Hall of Fame as one of the greatest players.
“A-Rod” is the nickname of former MLB shortstop and third baseman Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) of the United States. Rodriguez spent 22 seasons as a professional baseball player, split between the Seattle Mariners (1994-2000), Texas Rangers (2001-2003), and New York Yankees (2004-present). Rodriguez serves as the chairman and CEO of A-Rod Corp and the Presidente beer company. In the NBA, he is a minority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Willie Howard Mays Jr. (born May 6, 1921) played center field for the New York/San Francisco Giants of the National League (NL) from 1951 to 1973, earning the nicknames “the Say Hey Kid” and “Buck.”
— Willie Mays (@SayHeyKidMays08) March 28, 2017
After graduating from high school in 1950, the Giants signed Mays and he hit 20 home runs in his rookie season, leading the Giants to their first pennant in 14 years and earning him the Rookie of the Year Award. In 1954, he won the National League batting title with a.345 average and 41 home runs and then spent the better part of the next two years serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Ken Griffey Jr.
George Kenneth “Kid” and “Junior” Griffey Jr. (born November 21, 1969) is a retired American professional baseball outfielder who spent 22 seasons in the MLB (MLB). He played for the Seattle Mariners, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago White Sox, but his time with the White Sox was brief.
Griffey, a thirteen-time All-Star and Hall of Famer, blasted 630 home runs during his career, good for eighth all-time in Major League Baseball. Griffey also excelled defensively, as seen by his ten Gold Glove Awards in center field. The record for most straight games with a home run is tied by him (eight, with Don Mattingly and Dale Long)
Former MLB corner infielder and DH James Howard Thome (born August 27, 1970) is an American baseball player. He spent 22 seasons in the MLB (1991–2012). During his career, he was a part of six different organizations, but the Cleveland Indians were his favorite. Thome was a powerful power hitter who finished his career with 612 home runs (sixth most all-time), 2,328 total hits, 1,699 RBI, and a.276 batting average. On top of that, in 1996, he won a Silver Slugger Award and made five All-Star teams.
Time to go to Texas and get some homeruns in that park
— Jim Thome (@thominater) July 25, 2011
Born in the Dominican Republic on November 12, 1968, retired MLB right fielder Samuel Peralta Sosa is of mixed Dominican and American ancestry. He spent 19 years as a professional baseball player, mostly with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cubs signed Sosa in 1992 after he had already established himself as one of the game’s top hitters during his time with the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox.
Sosa became the fastest player in National League history to achieve 400 home runs in his 1,354th game and 5,273rd at-bat. There have only been nine players in MLB history to reach 600 career home runs, and he is one of them.
Former MLB outfielder and manager Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was a fixture in the league from 1956 to 1976, during which time he was employed by five different clubs. Robinson was the only player in MLB history to win the Most Valuable Player award in the National League (NL) and the American League (AL).
He won the NL MVP in 1961 after helping lead the Cincinnati Reds to the pennant, and he won the AL MVP in 1966 with the Baltimore Orioles after winning the Triple Crown. In 1966, after guiding the Orioles to a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was awarded the Series MVP and helped lead the team to its first World Series championships. Robinson led the Cleveland Indians as a player and manager in 1975, making history as the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball.
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