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Monday, April 21, 2014

Most home runs by park and city.

Minimum 250 home runs (HR) per park.  Harmon Killebrew was close with 246 in his Minneapolis park, Metropolitan Stadium.  In Fenway Park Boston: Ted Williams 248, Carl Yastrzemski 237 .  But the champ in both categories was New York Giant Mel Ott.


playerHRABparkcityAB/HR
Mel Ott3234,576 Polo GroundsNew York14.17
Sammy Sosa2933,475 Wrigley FieldChicago11.86
Ernie Banks2904,734 Wrigley FieldChicago16.32
Mickey Mantle2663,970 Yankee StadiumNew York14.92
Mike Schmidt2654,020 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia15.17
Babe Ruth2592,835 Yankee StadiumNew York10.95
Stan Musial2525,401 Sportsman ParkSt. Louis21.43
Lou Gehrig2513,861 Yankee StadiumNew York15.38


playerHRABparkscityAB/HR
Mel Ott3485,283 Polo/EbbetsNew York15.18
Babe Ruth3443,589 Polo/YankeeNew York10.43
Sammy Sosa3124,032 Com1/Com2/WrigleyChicago12.92
Ernie Banks2904,734 Wrigley FieldChicago16.32
Mickey Mantle2663,970 Yankee StadiumNew York14.92
Mike Schmidt2654,020 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia15.17
Stan Musial2525,401 Sportsman ParkSt. Louis21.43
Lou Gehrig2513,861 Yankee StadiumNew York15.38

Goudey 1933 card
via Wikimedia Commons
I derived this from baseball-reference.com but had to do it by checking parks and individuals.  I could not run a general database query.  I quickly eliminated HR leaders.

Barry Bonds split time between Pittsburgh and San Francisco, where he played in two parks.

Hank Aaron played all but his final two seasons with the Braves but they moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta.

Willie Mays had a similar experience with his Giants.

Other career HR leaders played for multiple teams and/or in multiple parks.  I looked for obvious candidates.  Did I miss anyone?

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