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In one of the most favourite sports of America, i.e. baseball, the term home run is used to describe a run which is scored when the player hits the ball in such a way that the batter is capable of circling the bases and reaching home safely in one game, without the defensive team committing any error in the process. The Major League Baseball, or the MLB, is one of the premier professional sports leagues in America.

Here is the list of the Top 10 Home Run Champions in Major League Baseball. Let us take a quick look at it and know more about the contributions and achievements of these players.

Top 10 Home Run Champions In Major League Baseball

Roger Maris

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Roger Maris made his MLB debut with the Cleveland Indians on 16th April 1957 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals on 29th September 1968. He played for the MLB franchise Cleveland Indians from 1957 to 1958, for the Kansas City Athletics from 1958 to 1959, for the New York Yankees from 1960 to 1966, and also played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1967 to 1968. Roger Maris was named to the All-Star team 7 times in his career. Roger Maris achieved a total of 61 home runs in the 1961 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the top place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Mickey Mantle scored a total of 54 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Roger Maris in 1961 MLB season.

Babe Ruth

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Babe Ruth made his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox on 11th July 1914 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career for the Boston Braves on 30th May 1935. He played for the MLB franchise Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, for the New York Yankees from 1920 to 1934, and also played for the Boston Braves from 1934 to 1935. Babe Ruth was named to the All-Star team 2 times in his career. Babe Ruth achieved a total of 60 home runs in the 1927 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the second place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Lou Gehrig scored a total of 47 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Babe Ruth in 1927 MLB season.

Jimmie Foxx

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Jimmie Foxx made his MLB debut for the Philadelphia Athletics on 1st May 1925 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career for the Philadelphia Phillies on 23rd September 1945. He played for the MLB franchise Philadelphia Athletics from 1925 to 1935, for the Boston Red Sox from 1936 to 1942, and also played for the Chicago Cubs from 1942 to 1944. Jimmie Foxx was named to the All-Star team 9 times in his career. Jimmie Foxx achieved a total of 58 home runs in the 1932 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the third place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Babe Ruth scored a total of 41 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Jimmie Foxx in 1932 MLB season.

Hank Greenberg

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Hank Greenberg made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers on 14th September 1930 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career with the Pittsburgh Pirates on 18th September 1947. He played for the MLB franchise Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946 and also played for the Detroit Tigers from 1946 to 1947. Hank Greenberg was named to the All-Star team 5 times in his career. Hank Greenberg achieved a total of 58 home runs in the 1938 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Jimmie Foxx scored a total of 50 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Hank Greenberg in 1938 MLB season.

Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners on 8th July 1994 and was out of the field between 2013 and 2015 for the PED scandal. He played for the MLB franchise Seattle Mariners from 1994 to 2000, and the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003, and is currently playing for the New York Yankees since 2004. Alex Rodriguez was named to the All-Star team 14 times in his career. Alex Rodriguez achieved a total of 57 home runs in the 2002 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Jim Thome scored a total of 52 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Alex Rodriguez in 2002 MLB season.

Ken Griffey, Jr

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Ken Griffey, Jr. made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners on 3rd April 1989 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career for the Seattle Mariners on 31st May 2010. He played for the MLB franchise Seattle Mariners from 1989 to 1999, for the Cincinnati Reds from 2000 to 2008, and again for the Seattle Mariners from 2009 to 2010. Ken Griffey, Jr. was named to the All-Star team 13 times in his career. Ken Griffey, Jr. achieved a total of 56 home runs in the 1997 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Tino Martinez scored a total of 44 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Ken Griffey, Jr. in 1997 MLB season.

David Ortiz

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David Ortiz made his MLB debut for the Minnesota Twins on 2nd September 1997. He played for the MLB franchise Minnesota Twins from 1997 to 2002, and currently playing for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. David Ortiz became the World Series champion three times in 2004, 2007 and recently in 2013. David Ortiz achieved a total of 54 home runs in the 2006 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Jermaine Dye scored a total of 44 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after David Ortiz in the 2006 MLB season.

José Bautista

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José Bautista made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles on 4th April 2004. He played for the MLB franchise Kansas City Royals in 2004, for Pittsburgh Pirates from 2004 to 2008, and currently playing for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2008. José Bautista was named to the All-Star team 5 times in his career. José Bautista achieved a total of 54 home runs in the 2010 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Paul Konerko scored a total of 39 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after José Bautista in 2010 MLB season.

Chris Davis

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Chris Davis made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers on 26th June 2008. He played for the MLB franchise Texas Rangers from 2008 to 2011, and currently playing for the Baltimore Orioles since 2011. Chris Davis was named to the All-Star team once in his career in 2013. Chris Davis achieved a total of 53 home runs in the 2013 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Miguel Cabrera scored a total of 44 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Chris Davis in 2013 MLB season.

Mickey Mantle

Top 10 Home Run Champions In Major League Baseball

Mickey Mantle made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on 17th April 1951 and played his final MLB match in his baseball career for the same team on 28th September 1968. He played for the MLB franchise New York Yankees throughout his entire career from 1951 to 1968. Mickey Mantle was named to the All-Star team 20 times in his active baseball career. Mickey Mantle achieved a total of 52 home runs in the 1956 season of Major League Baseball and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 home run champions in major league baseball. Vic Wertz scored a total of 32 home runs that season which was the second most home runs after Mickey Mantle in 1956 MLB season.

Before 1920, baseball faced a dead-ball era, as the players hardly ever hit home runs during that period. The sport’s popularity escalated in the 1920s, and as the face of the sport changed from 1950s to 1980s, home runs started dominating the game, especially from 1990s onwards. These were the top 10 Home Run Champions in the baseball history.

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