What a week it’s been for home run hitters. This week kicked off with Hank Aaron’s birthday on Monday, Babe Ruth’s birthday on Tuesday and then the announcement from the San Francisco Giants that they will retire Barry Bonds #25 jersey this August. These three former sluggers have a total of 2231 home runs between them.
Career Home Run Records-
- Barry Bonds 762
- Hank Aaron 755
- Babe Ruth 714
The only other news that could complete this week would be Alex Rodriguez announcing he plans to marry Jennifer Lopez. ARod sits at number 4 on this list with 696 home runs bringing our new total to 2927 for the top 4.
Last season Major League Baseball saw a new record high for home runs. There were 5,694 home runs hit during the season breaking the 17-year-old mark from the 2000 season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau there was a run of 28 consecutive days from May 30 to June 26 in which at least one player enjoyed a multi-homer game. Offense dominated the game last year. Yet there is no talk of steroids or performance enhancing drugs.
For current or new baseball fans I can only hope you get to see a hitter of this caliber play. Albert Pujols is the only active player in the top 30 on the list sitting at the 7th spot with 614. Will we see this new home run number eclipsed in 2018? I have a feeling pitchers hope not.
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