List of top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters


List of top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters

This is a list of the top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters. 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 both 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 is currently second with 755, on August 7, 2007. Third is Babe Ruth with 714. Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey, Jr. (611) and Sammy Sosa (609) are the only other players to have hit 600 or more.

The last change in the cutoff for the top 500 was on September 27, 2007, when Carlos Peña hit his 130th homer and displaced two players from the list.

List

Listed are all Major League Baseball players with 130 or more home runs, the current cutoff for the top 500 (includes ties for the top 500, whenever applicable). Players in bold face are active as of the 2008 Major League Baseball season (including free agents), with the number in parentheses designating the number of home runs they hit during that season.

"The stats are updated as of the end of the 2008 regular season.

* There have been two players named Frank Thomas. The active player has played since 1990 with the White Sox, Athletics, and Blue Jays. The earlier player with 286 HRs played from 1951 to 1966 with the Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Braves, Mets, Phillies and Colt .45s (now Astros).

Close to the top 500

As of the end of the 2008 regular season, eight active players are within five home runs of entering the top 500, now with a cutoff of 130 career homers:

* Casey Blake (128)
* Matt Holliday (128)
* Jose Vidro (128)
* Hank Blalock (127)
* Edgar Rentería (127)
* Aaron Boone (126)
* Joe Crede (125)
* Jimmy Rollins (125)

ee also related lists

*Baseball statistics
*List of lifetime home run leaders through history
*List of Major League Baseball home run champions
*500 home run club
*List of Major League Baseball players with 3,000 hits and 500 home runs
*List of Major League Baseball players with 3,000 hits and 300 home runs
*MLB players with 2,000 hits
*List of Major League Baseball players with 4,000 Total bases
*MLB players with 400 doubles
*MLB players with 100 triples
*MLB players with 1,000 runs
*MLB players with 1,000 RBI
*MLB players with 300 stolen bases
*List of Top 100 MLB leaders in base on balls (walks)
*Top 15, and List of active Major League Baseball players in the Top 50 in strikeouts
*List of Major League Baseball players with a .400 on-base percentage
*List of Major League Baseball players with a .500 slugging percentage
*List of Major League Baseball players with a .900 on-base plus slugging
*List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders
*List of Major League Baseball leaders in games started
*List of Major League Baseball leaders in career wins
*300 win club
*Top 100 Major League Baseball strikeout pitchers
*3000 strikeout club
*List of Major League Baseball leaders in games finished
*List of 300-save club and Blown saves

References

* [http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/historical/player_stats.jsp?teamPosCode=all&statType=1&timeFrame=3&Submit=Submit&c_id=mlb&sitSplit=&timeSubFrame2=0&venueID=&baseballScope=mlb&timeSubFrame=0&&sortByStat=HR First page of official MLB career home run list (links to subsequent pages at bottom of list)]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_active.shtml Active Leaders & Records for Home Runs]


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