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List of Major League Baseball home run champions

In baseball, a home run is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle all the bases ending at home plate, scoring himself and each runner who was already on base, with no errors by the defensive team on the play. The feat is typically achieved by hitting the ball over the outfield fence in fair territory without it first touching the ground, which results in an automatic home run. There is also the rarer inside-the-park home run, where the hitter circles the bases while the baseball is in play on the field.[1] In Major League Baseball (MLB), a player in each league[L] wins the home run title each season by hitting the most home runs that year.[2] Only home runs hit in a particular league count towards that league's seasonal lead. Mark McGwire, for example, hit 58 home runs in 1997, more than any other player that year.[3][4] However, McGwire was traded from the American League's (AL) Oakland Athletics to the National League's (NL) St. Louis Cardinals midway through the season[3] and his individual AL and NL home run totals (34 and 24, respectively) did not lead either league.[5][6]

The first home run champion in the National League was George Hall; in the league's inaugural 1876 season, Hall hit five home runs for the short-lived National League Philadelphia Athletics.[7] In 1901, the American League was established and Hall of Fame second baseman Nap Lajoie led it with 14 home runs for the American League Philadelphia Athletics.[8] Over the course of his 22-season career, Babe Ruth led the American League in home runs 12 times.[9] Mike Schmidt and Ralph Kiner have the second and third most home run titles respectively, Schmidt with eight and Kiner with seven, all won in the National League.[10][11] Kiner's seven consecutive titles from 1946 to 1952 are also the most consecutive home run titles by any player. The most recent champions are Miguel Cabrera with 44 home runs in the American League, and Ryan Braun with 41 in the National League.

Ruth set the Major League Baseball single-season home run record four times, first at 29 (1919), then 54 (1920), 59 (1921), and finally 60 (1927).[12] Ruth's 1920 and 1921 seasons are tied for the widest margin of victory for a home run champion as he topped the next highest total by 35 home runs in each season. The single season mark of 60 stood for over 30 years until Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961.[12] Maris' mark was in turn broken by both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during the 1998 home run record chase, with McGwire ultimately setting the mark at 70.[12][13] Barry Bonds, who also has the most career home runs,[14] set the current single season record of 73 in 2001.[12][13] The 1998 and 2001 seasons each had 4 players hit 50 or more home runs – Greg Vaughn, Ken Griffey, Jr., Sosa, and McGwire in 1998 and Alex Rodriguez, Luis Gonzalez, Sosa, and Bonds in 2001.[13] A player has hit 50 or more home runs 42 times. Of these feats, 25 occurred since 1990.[13] The lowest home run total to ever lead a major league was four, a feat achieved in the NL by Lip Pike in 1877 and Paul Hines in 1878.[15]

Key

Winner(s) Player(s) with the most home runs (HR) in the league
HR The winner's home run total
Runner(s)-up Player(s) with the second-most HRs in the league
2nd HR The runner-up home run total
League Denoted only for players outside of the modern major leagues
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League




Year Winner(s) HR Team Runner(s)-up 2nd HR Ref
1901 Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 14 Philadelphia Athletics Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 12 [16]
1902 Seybold, SocksSocks Seybold 16 Philadelphia Athletics Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman
Bill Bradley
Buck Freeman
11 [17]
1903 Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 13 Boston Americans Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 12 [18]
1904 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 10 Philadelphia Athletics Murphy, DannyDanny Murphy
Buck Freeman
7 [19]
1905 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 8 Philadelphia Athletics Stone, GeorgeGeorge Stone 7 [20]
1906 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 12 Philadelphia Athletics Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 9 [21]
1907 Davis, HarryHarry Davis 8 Philadelphia Athletics Seybold, SocksSocks Seybold
Danny Hoffman
Ty Cobb
5 [22]
1908 Crawford, SamSam Crawford 7 Detroit Tigers Hinchman, BillBill Hinchman 6 [23]
1909 Cobb, TyTy Cobb 9 Detroit Tigers Speaker, TrisTris Speaker 7 [24]
1910 Stahl, JakeJake Stahl 10 Boston Red Sox Cobb, TyTy Cobb
Duffy Lewis
8 [25]
1911 Baker, FrankFrank Baker 11 Philadelphia Athletics Speaker, TrisTris Speaker
Ty Cobb
8 [26]
1912 Baker, FrankFrank Baker
Tris Speaker
10 Philadelphia Athletics
Boston Red Sox
Cobb, TyTy Cobb 7 [27]
1913 Baker, FrankFrank Baker 12 Philadelphia Athletics Crawford, SamSam Crawford 9 [28]
1914 Baker, FrankFrank Baker 9 Philadelphia Athletics Crawford, SamSam Crawford 8 [29]
1915 Roth, BraggoBraggo Roth 7 Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Oldring, RubeRube Oldring 6 [30]
1916 Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 12 New York Yankees Baker, FrankFrank Baker 10 [31]
1917 Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 9 New York Yankees Veach, BobbyBobby Veach 8 [32]
1918 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth
Tilly Walker
11 Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
Baker, FrankFrank Baker
George Burns
6 [33]
1919 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 29 Boston Red Sox Walker, TillyTilly Walker
Frank Baker
George Sisler
10 [34]
1920 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 54 New York Yankees Sisler, GeorgeGeorge Sisler 19 [35]
1921 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 59 New York Yankees Williams, KenKen Williams
Bob Meusel
24 [36]
1922 Williams, KenKen Williams 39 St. Louis Browns Walker, TillyTilly Walker 37 [37]
1923 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 41 New York Yankees Williams, KenKen Williams 29 [38]
1924 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 46 New York Yankees Hauser, JoeJoe Hauser 27 [39]
1925 Meusel, BobBob Meusel 33 New York Yankees Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth
Williams, KenKen Williams
25 [40]
1926 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 47 New York Yankees Simmons, AlAl Simmons 19 [41]
1927 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 60 New York Yankees Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 47 [42]
1928 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 54 New York Yankees Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 27 [43]
1929 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 46 New York Yankees Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 35 [44]
1930 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 49 New York Yankees Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 41 [45]
1931 Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth
Lou Gehrig
46 New York Yankees Averill, EarlEarl Averill 32 [46]
1932 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 58 Philadelphia Athletics Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 41 [47]
1933 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 48 Philadelphia Athletics Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 34 [48]
1934 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 49 New York Yankees Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 44 [49]
1935 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg
Jimmie Foxx
36 Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Athletics
Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 30 [50]
1936 Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 49 New York Yankees Trosky, HalHal Trosky 42 [51]
1937 DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 46 New York Yankees Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 40 [52]
1938 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 58 Detroit Tigers Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 50 [53]
1939 Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 35 Boston Red Sox Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 33 [54]
1940 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 41 Detroit Tigers Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 36 [55]
1941 Williams, TedTed Williams 37 Boston Red Sox Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 33 [56]
1942 Williams, TedTed Williams 36 Boston Red Sox Laabs, ChetChet Laabs 27 [57]
1943 York, RudyRudy York 34 Detroit Tigers Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 31 [58]
1944 Etten, NickNick Etten 22 New York Yankees Stephens, VernVern Stephens 20 [59]
1945 Stephens, VernVern Stephens 24 St. Louis Browns Cullenbine, RoyRoy Cullenbine
Nick Etten
Rudy York
18 [60]
1946 Greenberg, HankHank Greenberg 44 Detroit Tigers Williams, TedTed Williams 38 [61]
1947 Williams, TedTed Williams 32 Boston Red Sox Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon 29 [62]
1948 DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 39 New York Yankees Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon 32 [63]
1949 Williams, TedTed Williams 43 Boston Red Sox Stephens, VernVern Stephens 39 [64]
1950 Rosen, AlAl Rosen 37 Cleveland Indians Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo 34 [65]
1951 Zernial, GusGus Zernial 33 Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
Williams, TedTed Williams 30 [66]
1952 Doby, LarryLarry Doby 32 Cleveland Indians Easter, LukeLuke Easter 31 [67]
1953 Rosen, AlAl Rosen 43 Cleveland Indians Zernial, GusGus Zernial 42 [68]
1954 Doby, LarryLarry Doby 32 Cleveland Indians Williams, TedTed Williams 29 [69]
1955 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 37 New York Yankees Zernial, GusGus Zernial 30 [70]
1956 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 52 New York Yankees Wertz, VicVic Wertz 32 [71]
1957 Sievers, RoyRoy Sievers 42 Washington Senators Williams, TedTed Williams 38 [72]
1958 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 42 New York Yankees Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 41 [73]
1959 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew
Rocky Colavito
42 Washington Senators
Cleveland Indians
Lemon, JimJim Lemon 33 [74]
1960 Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 40 New York Yankees Maris, RogerRoger Maris 39 [75]
1961 Maris, RogerRoger Maris 61 New York Yankees Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 54 [76]
1962 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 48 Minnesota Twins Cash, NormNorm Cash 39 [77]
1963 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 45 Minnesota Twins Stuart, DickDick Stuart 42 [78]
1964 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 49 Minnesota Twins Powell, BoogBoog Powell 39 [79]
1965 Conigliaro, TonyTony Conigliaro 32 Boston Red Sox Cash, NormNorm Cash 30 [80]
1966 Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 49 Baltimore Orioles Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 39 [81]
1967 Yastrzemski, CarlCarl Yastrzemski
Harmon Killebrew
44 Boston Red Sox
Minnesota Twins
Howard, FrankFrank Howard 36 [82]
1968 Howard, FrankFrank Howard 44 Washington Senators Horton, WillieWillie Horton 36 [83]
1969 Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 49 Minnesota Twins Howard, FrankFrank Howard 48 [84]
1970 Howard, FrankFrank Howard 44 Washington Senators Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 41 [85]
1971 Melton, BillBill Melton 33 Chicago White Sox Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson
Norm Cash
32 [86]
1972 Allen, DickDick Allen 37 Chicago White Sox Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 33 [87]
1973 Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 32 Oakland Athletics Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs
Frank Robinson
30 [88]
1974 Allen, DickDick Allen 32 Chicago White Sox Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson 29 [89]
1975 Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson
George Scott
36 Oakland Athletics
Milwaukee Brewers
Mayberry, JohnJohn Mayberry 34 [90]
1976 Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles 32 New York Yankees Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson
Sal Bando
27 [91]
1977 Rice, JimJim Rice 39 Boston Red Sox Nettles, GraigGraig Nettles
Bobby Bonds
37 [92]
1978 Rice, JimJim Rice 46 Boston Red Sox Hisle, LarryLarry Hisle
Don Baylor
34 [93]
1979 Thomas, GormanGorman Thomas 45 Milwaukee Brewers Lynn, FredFred Lynn
Jim Rice
39 [94]
1980 Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson
Ben Oglivie
41 New York Yankees
Milwaukee Brewers
Thomas, GormanGorman Thomas 38 [95]
1981 Grich, BobbyBobby Grich
Eddie Murray
Dwight Evans
Tony Armas
22 Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
California Angels
Oakland Athletics
Thomas, GormanGorman Thomas
Greg Luzinski
21 [96]
1982 Jackson, ReggieReggie Jackson
Gorman Thomas
39 California Angels
Milwaukee Brewers
Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 37 [97]
1983 Rice, JimJim Rice 39 Boston Red Sox Armas, TonyTony Armas 36 [98]
1984 Armas, TonyTony Armas 43 Boston Red Sox Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 35 [99]
1985 Evans, DarrellDarrell Evans 40 Detroit Tigers Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk 37 [100]
1986 Barfield, JesseJesse Barfield 40 Toronto Blue Jays Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 35 [101]
1987 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 49 Oakland Athletics Bell, GeorgeGeorge Bell 47 [102]
1988 Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco 42 Oakland Athletics McGriff, FredFred McGriff 34 [103]
1989 McGriff, FredFred McGriff 36 Toronto Blue Jays Carter, JoeJoe Carter 35 [104]
1990 Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 51 Detroit Tigers McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 39 [105]
1991 Canseco, JoséJosé Canseco
Cecil Fielder
44 Oakland Athletics
Detroit Tigers
Ripken, Jr., CalCal Ripken, Jr. 34 [106]
1992 González, JuanJuan González 43 Texas Rangers McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 42 [107]
1993 González, JuanJuan González 46 Texas Rangers Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 45 [108]
1994 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 40 Seattle Mariners Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 38 [109]
1995 Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 50 Cleveland Indians Buhner, JayJay Buhner
Frank Thomas
40 [110]
1996 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 52 Oakland Athletics Anderson, BradyBrady Anderson 50 [111]
1997 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 56 Seattle Mariners Martinez, TinoTino Martinez 44 [5]
1998 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 56 Seattle Mariners Belle, AlbertAlbert Belle 49 [112]
1999 Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr. 48 Seattle Mariners Palmeiro, RafaelRafael Palmeiro 47 [113]
2000 Glaus, TroyTroy Glaus 47 Anaheim Angels Giambi, JasonJason Giambi
Frank Thomas
43 [114]
2001 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 52 Texas Rangers Thome, JimJim Thome 49 [115]
2002 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 57 Texas Rangers Thome, JimJim Thome 52 [116]
2003 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 47 Texas Rangers Delgado, CarlosCarlos Delgado 42 [117]
2004 Ramírez, MannyManny Ramírez 43 Boston Red Sox Konerko, PaulPaul Konerko
David Ortiz
41 [118]
2005 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 48 New York Yankees Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz 47 [119]
2006 Ortiz, DavidDavid Ortiz 54 Boston Red Sox Dye, JermaineJermaine Dye 44 [120]
2007 Rodriguez, AlexAlex Rodriguez 54 New York Yankees Peña, CarlosCarlos Peña 46 [121]
2008 Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 37 Detroit Tigers Quentin, CarlosCarlos Quentin 36 [122]
2009 Peña, CarlosCarlos Peña
Mark Teixeira
39 Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees
Bay, JasonJason Bay
Aaron Hill
36 [123]
2010 Bautista, JoséJosé Bautista 54 Toronto Blue Jays Konerko, PaulPaul Konerko 39 [124]
2011 Bautista, JoséJosé Bautista 43 Toronto Blue Jays Granderson, CurtisCurtis Granderson 41 [125]
2012 Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 44 Detroit Tigers Granderson, CurtisCurtis Granderson
Hamilton, JoshJosh Hamilton
43 [126]
2013 Davis, ChrisChris Davis 53 Baltimore Orioles Cabrera, MiguelMiguel Cabrera 44 [127]

National League




Year Winner(s) HR Team Runner(s)-up 2nd HR Ref
1876 Hall, GeorgeGeorge Hall 5 Philadelphia Athletics (NL) Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 4 [128]
1877 Pike, LipLip Pike 4 Cincinnati Reds Shafer, OratorOrator Shafer 3 [129]
1878 Hines, PaulPaul Hines 4 Providence Grays Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 3 [130]
1879 Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 9 Boston Red Caps O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 6 [131]
1880 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey
Jim O'Rourke
6 Boston Red Caps
Worcester Ruby Legs
Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 5 [132]
1881 Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 8 Buffalo Bisons Bennett, CharlieCharlie Bennett 7 [133]
1882 Wood, GeorgeGeorge Wood 7 Detroit Wolverines Muldoon, MikeMike Muldoon
Dan Brouthers
6 [134]
1883 Ewing, BuckBuck Ewing 10 New York Giants Denny, JerryJerry Denny
Joe Hornung
8 [135]
1884 Williamson, NedNed Williamson 27 Chicago White Stockings Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 25 [136]
1885 Dalrymple, AbnerAbner Dalrymple 11 Chicago White Stockings Kelly, KingKing Kelly 9 [137]
1886 Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers
Hardy Richardson
11 Detroit Wolverines Anson, CapCap Anson 10 [138]
1887 O'Brien, BillyBilly O'Brien 19 Washington Nationals Connor, RogerRoger Connor 17 [139]
1888 Ryan, JimmyJimmy Ryan 16 Chicago White Stockings Connor, RogerRoger Connor 14 [140]
1889 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 20 Philadelphia Quakers Denny, JerryJerry Denny 18 [141]
1890 Burns, OysterOyster Burns
Mike Tiernan
Walt Wilmot
13 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
New York Giants
Chicago Colts
Long, HermanHerman Long 8 [142]
1891 Tiernan, MikeMike Tiernan
Harry Stovey
16 Boston Beaneaters
New York Giants
Wilmot, WaltWalt Wilmot 11 [143]
1892 Holliday, BugBug Holliday 13 Cincinnati Reds Connor, RogerRoger Connor 12 [144]
1893 Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 19 Philadelphia Phillies Clements, JackJack Clements 17 [145]
1894 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 18 Boston Beaneaters Joyce, BillBill Joyce
Bobby Lowe
17 [146]
1895 Thompson, SamSam Thompson 18 Philadelphia Phillies Joyce, BillBill Joyce 17 [147]
1896 Joyce, BillBill Joyce
Ed Delahanty
13 Philadelphia Phillies
Washington/New York
Thompson, SamSam Thompson 12 [148]
1897 Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 11 Boston Beaneaters Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 10 [149]
1898 Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 15 Boston Beaneaters Joyce, BillBill Joyce
Honus Wagner
10 [150]
1899 Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 25 Washington Senators Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace 12 [151]
1900 Long, HermanHerman Long 12 Boston Beaneaters Flick, ElmerElmer Flick 11 [152]
1901 Crawford, SamSam Crawford 16 Cincinnati Reds Sheckard, JimmyJimmy Sheckard 11 [153]
1902 Leach, TommyTommy Leach 6 Pittsburgh Pirates Beckley, JakeJake Beckley 5 [154]
1903 Sheckard, JimmyJimmy Sheckard 9 Brooklyn Superbas Moran, PatPat Moran
Tommy Leach
Mike Donlin
Sam Mertes
Cy Seymour
Ginger Beaumont
7 [155]
1904 Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 9 Brooklyn Superbas Brain, DaveDave Brain 7 [156]
1905 Odwell, FredFred Odwell 9 Cincinnati Reds Seymour, CyCy Seymour 8 [157]
1906 Jordan, TimTim Jordan 12 Brooklyn Superbas Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 9 [158]
1907 Brain, DaveDave Brain 10 Boston Doves Lumley, HarryHarry Lumley 9 [159]
1908 Jordan, TimTim Jordan 12 Brooklyn Superbas Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 10 [160]
1909 Murray, RedRed Murray 7 New York Giants Becker, BealsBeals Becker
Tommy Leach
Larry Doyle
6 [161]
1910 Schulte, FrankFrank Schulte
Fred Beck
10 Boston Doves
Chicago Cubs
Daubert, JakeJake Daubert
Larry Doyle
8 [162]
1911 Schulte, FrankFrank Schulte 21 Chicago Cubs Luderus, FredFred Luderus 16 [163]
1912 Zimmerman, HeinieHeinie Zimmerman 14 Chicago Cubs Schulte, FrankFrank Schulte 12 [164]
1913 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 19 Philadelphia Phillies Luderus, FredFred Luderus 18 [165]
1914 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 19 Philadelphia Phillies Saier, VicVic Saier 18 [166]
1915 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 24 Philadelphia Phillies Williams, CyCy Williams 13 [167]
1916 Williams, CyCy Williams
Dave Robertson
12 Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 11 [168]
1917 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath
Dave Robertson
12 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 8 [169]
1918 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 8 Philadelphia Phillies Cruise, WaltonWalton Cruise
Cy Williams
6 [170]
1919 Cravath, GavvyGavvy Cravath 12 Philadelphia Phillies Kauff, BennyBenny Kauff 10 [171]
1920 Williams, CyCy Williams 15 Philadelphia Phillies Meusel, IrishIrish Meusel 14 [172]
1921 Kelly, GeorgeGeorge Kelly 23 New York Giants Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 21 [173]
1922 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 42 St. Louis Cardinals Williams, CyCy Williams 26 [174]
1923 Williams, CyCy Williams 41 Philadelphia Phillies Fournier, JackJack Fournier 22 [175]
1924 Fournier, JackJack Fournier 27 Brooklyn Robins Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 25 [176]
1925 Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 39 St. Louis Cardinals Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett 24 [177]
1926 Wilson, HackHack Wilson 21 Chicago Cubs Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 19 [178]
1927 Williams, CyCy Williams
Hack Wilson
30 Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 26 [179]
1928 Wilson, HackHack Wilson
Jim Bottomley
31 Chicago Cubs
St. Louis Cardinals
Hafey, ChickChick Hafey 27 [180]
1929 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 43 Philadelphia Phillies Ott, MelMel Ott 42 [181]
1930 Wilson, HackHack Wilson 56 Chicago Cubs Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 40 [182]
1931 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 31 Philadelphia Phillies Ott, MelMel Ott 29 [183]
1932 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein
Ott, MelMel Ott
38 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
Terry, BillBill Terry 28 [184]
1933 Klein, ChuckChuck Klein 28 Philadelphia Phillies Berger, WallyWally Berger 27 [185]
1934 Ott, MelMel Ott
Ripper Collins
35 New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Berger, WallyWally Berger 34 [186]
1935 Berger, WallyWally Berger 34 Boston Braves Ott, MelMel Ott 31 [187]
1936 Ott, MelMel Ott 33 New York Giants Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 28 [188]
1937 Ott, MelMel Ott
Joe Medwick
31 New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 27 [189]
1938 Ott, MelMel Ott 36 New York Giants Goodman, IvalIval Goodman 30 [190]
1939 Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 28 St. Louis Cardinals Ott, MelMel Ott 27 [191]
1940 Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 43 St. Louis Cardinals Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 25 [192]
1941 Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli 34 Brooklyn Dodgers Ott, MelMel Ott 27 [193]
1942 Ott, MelMel Ott 30 New York Giants Camilli, DolphDolph Camilli
Johnny Mize
26 [194]
1943 Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 29 Chicago Cubs Ott, MelMel Ott 18 [195]
1944 Nicholson, BillBill Nicholson 33 Chicago Cubs Ott, MelMel Ott 26 [196]
1945 Holmes, TommyTommy Holmes 28 Boston Braves Workman, ChuckChuck Workman 25 [197]
1946 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 23 Pittsburgh Pirates Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 22 [198]
1947 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner
Johnny Mize
51 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
Marshall, WillardWillard Marshall 36 [199]
1948 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner
Johnny Mize
40 Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
Musial, StanStan Musial 39 [200]
1949 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 54 Pittsburgh Pirates Musial, StanStan Musial 36 [201]
1950 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 47 Pittsburgh Pirates Pafko, AndyAndy Pafko 36 [202]
1951 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner 42 Pittsburgh Pirates Hodges, GilGil Hodges 40 [203]
1952 Kiner, RalphRalph Kiner
Hank Sauer
37 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
Hodges, GilGil Hodges 32 [204]
1953 Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 47 Milwaukee Braves Snider, DukeDuke Snider 42 [205]
1954 Kluszewski, TedTed Kluszewski 49 Cincinnati Reds Hodges, GilGil Hodges 42 [206]
1955 Mays, WillieWillie Mays 51 New York Giants Kluszewski, TedTed Kluszewski 47 [207]
1956 Snider, DukeDuke Snider 43 Brooklyn Dodgers Adcock, JoeJoe Adcock
Frank Robinson
38 [208]
1957 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 44 Milwaukee Braves Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 43 [209]
1958 Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 47 Chicago Cubs Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 35 [210]
1959 Mathews, EddieEddie Mathews 46 Milwaukee Braves Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 45 [211]
1960 Banks, ErnieErnie Banks 41 Chicago Cubs Aaron, HankHank Aaron 40 [212]
1961 Cepeda, OrlandoOrlando Cepeda 46 San Francisco Giants Mays, WillieWillie Mays 40 [213]
1962 Mays, WillieWillie Mays 49 San Francisco Giants Aaron, HankHank Aaron 45 [214]
1963 McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey
Hank Aaron
44 San Francisco Giants
Milwaukee Braves
Mays, WillieWillie Mays 38 [215]
1964 Mays, WillieWillie Mays 47 San Francisco Giants Williams, BillyBilly Williams 33 [216]
1965 Mays, WillieWillie Mays 52 San Francisco Giants McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 39 [217]
1966 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 44 Atlanta Braves Allen, DickDick Allen 40 [218]
1967 Aaron, HankHank Aaron 39 Atlanta Braves Wynn, JimJim Wynn 37 [219]
1968 McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 36 San Francisco Giants Allen, DickDick Allen 33 [220]
1969 McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 45 San Francisco Giants Aaron, HankHank Aaron 44 [221]
1970 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 45 Cincinnati Reds Williams, BillyBilly Williams 42 [222]
1971 Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 48 Pittsburgh Pirates Aaron, HankHank Aaron 47 [223]
1972 Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 40 Cincinnati Reds Colbert, NateNate Colbert 38 [224]
1973 Stargell, WillieWillie Stargell 44 Pittsburgh Pirates Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson 43 [225]
1974 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 36 Philadelphia Phillies Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench 33 [226]
1975 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 38 Philadelphia Phillies Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 36 [227]
1976 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 38 Philadelphia Phillies Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 37 [228]
1977 Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 52 Cincinnati Reds Burroughs, JeffJeff Burroughs 41 [229]
1978 Foster, GeorgeGeorge Foster 40 Cincinnati Reds Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 35 [230]
1979 Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 48 Chicago Cubs Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 45 [231]
1980 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 48 Philadelphia Phillies Horner, BobBob Horner 35 [232]
1981 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 31 Philadelphia Phillies Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 24 [233]
1982 Kingman, DaveDave Kingman 37 New York Mets Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 36 [234]
1983 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 40 Philadelphia Phillies Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 36 [235]
1984 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt
Dale Murphy
36 Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
Carter, GaryGary Carter 27 [236]
1985 Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 37 Atlanta Braves Parker, DaveDave Parker 34 [237]
1986 Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 37 Philadelphia Phillies Davis, GlennGlenn Davis
Dave Parker
31 [238]
1987 Dawson, AndreAndre Dawson 49 Chicago Cubs Murphy, DaleDale Murphy 44 [239]
1988 Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry 39 New York Mets Davis, GlennGlenn Davis 30 [240]
1989 Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell 47 San Francisco Giants Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 36 [241]
1990 Sandberg, RyneRyne Sandberg 40 Chicago Cubs Strawberry, DarrylDarryl Strawberry 37 [242]
1991 Johnson, HowardHoward Johnson 38 New York Mets Williams, MattMatt Williams 34 [243]
1992 McGriff, FredFred McGriff 35 San Diego Padres Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 34 [244]
1993 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 46 San Francisco Giants Justice, DavidDavid Justice 40 [245]
1994 Williams, MattMatt Williams 43 San Francisco Giants Bagwell, JeffJeff Bagwell 39 [246]
1995 Bichette, DanteDante Bichette 40 Colorado Rockies Walker, LarryLarry Walker
Sammy Sosa
36 [247]
1996 Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga 47 Colorado Rockies Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds
Gary Sheffield
42 [248]
1997 Walker, LarryLarry Walker 49 Colorado Rockies Bagwell, JeffJeff Bagwell 43 [6]
1998 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 70 St. Louis Cardinals Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 66 [249]
1999 McGwire, MarkMark McGwire 65 St. Louis Cardinals Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 63 [250]
2000 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 50 Chicago Cubs Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 49 [251]
2001 Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 73 San Francisco Giants Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 64 [252]
2002 Sosa, SammySammy Sosa 49 Chicago Cubs Bonds, BarryBarry Bonds 46 [253]
2003 Thome, JimJim Thome 47 Philadelphia Phillies Sexson, RichieRichie Sexson
Barry Bonds
45 [254]
2004 Beltré, AdriánAdrián Beltré 48 Los Angeles Dodgers Dunn, AdamAdam Dunn
Albert Pujols
46 [255]
2005 Jones, AndruwAndruw Jones 51 Atlanta Braves Lee, DerrekDerrek Lee 46 [256]
2006 Howard, RyanRyan Howard 58 Philadelphia Phillies Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 49 [257]
2007 Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder 50 Milwaukee Brewers Howard, RyanRyan Howard 47 [258]
2008 Howard, RyanRyan Howard 48 Philadelphia Phillies Dunn, AdamAdam Dunn 40 [259]
2009 Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 47 St. Louis Cardinals Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder 46 [260]
2010 Pujols, AlbertAlbert Pujols 42 St. Louis Cardinals Dunn, AdamAdam Dunn 38 [261]
2011 Kemp, MattMatt Kemp 39 Los Angeles Dodgers Fielder, PrincePrince Fielder 38 [262]
2012 Braun, RyanRyan Braun 41 Milwaukee Brewers Stanton, GiancarloGiancarlo Stanton 37 [263]
2013 Álvarez, PedroPedro Álvarez
Paul Goldschmidt
36 Pittsburgh Pirates
Arizona Diamondbacks
Bruce, JayJay Bruce 30 [264]

Other major leagues

Year Winner(s) HR Team League Runner(s)-up 2nd HR Ref
1882 Walker, OscarOscar Walker 7 St. Louis Brown Stockings American Association Browning, PetePete Browning 5 [265]
1883 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 14 Philadelphia Athletics American Association Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 10 [266]
1884 Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 11 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 10 [267]
1884 Dunlap, FredFred Dunlap 13 St. Louis Maroons Union Association Crane, EdEd Crane 12 [268]
1885 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 13 Philadelphia Athletics American Association Fennelly, FrankFrank Fennelly 10 [269]
1886 McPhee, BidBid McPhee 8 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey
Dave Orr
7 [270]
1887 O'Neill, TipTip O'Neill 14 St. Louis Browns American Association Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 10 [271]
1888 Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 13 Cincinnati Red Stockings American Association Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey 9 [272]
1889 Stovey, HarryHarry Stovey
Bug Holliday
19 Cincinnati Red Stockings
Philadelphia Athletics
American Association Duffee, CharlieCharlie Duffee 16 [273]
1890 Campau, CountCount Campau 9 St. Louis Browns American Association Cartwright, EdEd Cartwright 8 [274]
1890 Connor, RogerRoger Connor 14 New York Giants Players' League Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 13 [275]
1891 Farrell, DukeDuke Farrell 12 Boston Reds American Association Milligan, JockoJocko Milligan
Denny Lyons
11 [276]
1914 Zwilling, DutchDutch Zwilling 16 Chicago Chi-Feds Federal League Kenworthy, BillBill Kenworthy 15 [277]
1915 Chase, HalHal Chase 17 Buffalo Blues Federal League Zwilling, DutchDutch Zwilling 13 [278]

See also

Baseball portal
  • Babe Ruth Home Run Award – awarded to the MLB home run leader
  • Mel Ott Award – awarded to the NL home run leader

Footnotes

References

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