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Thursday, January 8, 2015

50 home runs: percent at home. Jimmie Foxx tops. Brady Anderson bottom.

HR≥50 for season(s) sorted by greatest percentage of total Home Runs:

Rk I Player Split Year G HR HRtot % GS PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1 Jimmie Foxx Home 1938 74 35 50 70.0 74 334 274 83 111 21 3 104 2 1 60 33 .405 .512 .887 1.399 243 0 0 0 .369 137 264
2 Hank Greenberg Home 1938 79 39 58 67.2 79 343 277 77 97 9 1 92 5 2 63 43 .350 .471 .812 1.283 225 0 3 0 .297 126 234
3 Jose Bautista Home 2010 78 33 54 61.1 78 323 262 65 74 16 2 69 3 1 55 42 .282 .412 .737 1.148 193 5 4 0 2 0 4 .217 128 200
4 Alex Rodriguez Home 2002 81 34 57 59.6 81 360 313 74 101 14 1 82 5 3 38 62 .323 .403 .700 1.102 219 8 6 0 3 6 4 .305 115 184
5 Hack Wilson Home 1930 78 33 56 58.9 78 365 289 77 112 13 3 116 2 0 65 33 .388 .501 .796 1.297 230 0 1 10 0 0 .354 120 214
6 Jim Thome Home 2002 77 30 52 57.7 76 312 246 60 86 12 1 72 0 1 63 72 .350 .481 .772 1.253 190 2 1 0 2 10 3 .384 122 224
7 Mark McGwire Home 1999 76 37 65 56.9 76 335 260 64 74 12 1 89 0 0 70 64 .285 .436 .765 1.201 199 7 2 0 3 13 2 .228 113 200
8 Johnny Mize Home 1947 76 29 51 56.9 76 319 285 64 90 13 0 78 0 0 33 16 .316 .389 .667 1.055 190 2 1 0 0 2 4 .254 110 187
9 Ralph Kiner Home 1947 77 28 51 54.9 77 334 278 58 88 10 3 67 0 1 56 40 .317 .431 .676 1.107 188 4 0 0 0 5 2 .286 109 202
10 Mark McGwire Home 1998 81 38 70 54.3 79 364 263 72 83 10 0 80 0 0 94 83 .316 .497 .787 1.284 207 3 4 0 3 20 1 .310 110 229
11 Babe Ruth Home 1921 78 32 59 54.2 77 339 256 94 103 24 7 80 11 7 80 34 .402 .545 .926 1.470 237 0 3 0 .374 116 276
12 Prince Fielder Home 2007 80 27 50 54.0 78 337 276 53 83 20 0 71 2 1 51 55 .301 .421 .667 1.088 184 5 8 0 2 10 0 .286 114 178
13 Babe Ruth Home 1920 66 29 54 53.7 65 272 203 77 81 21 6 70 7 8 63 38 .399 .545 .990 1.535 201 2 4 0 .382 119 317
14 Babe Ruth Home 1928 77 29 54 53.7 77 328 260 76 86 8 4 70 2 4 61 47 .331 .461 .727 1.188 189 2 5 0 .310 102 210
15 Ralph Kiner Home 1949 75 29 54 53.7 75 321 265 56 86 14 3 67 2 0 55 27 .325 .442 .728 1.171 193 5 1 0 0 3 1 .273 113 208
16 Ken Griffey Home 1998 81 30 56 53.6 81 361 315 61 88 19 1 79 6 3 40 58 .279 .366 .632 .997 199 6 4 0 2 6 3 .253 104 154
17 Jimmie Foxx Home 1932 77 31 58 53.4 77 355 283 87 110 21 4 94 2 3 72 47 .389 .513 .820 1.332 232 0 0 0 .385 119 245
18 Sammy Sosa Home 2001 79 34 64 53.1 79 346 281 73 94 13 3 85 0 2 54 76 .335 .431 .765 1.196 215 2 1 0 10 19 4 .331 102 205
19 Sammy Sosa Home 1998 78 35 66 53.0 78 347 310 64 93 11 0 77 9 5 34 79 .300 .366 .674 1.040 209 9 0 0 3 5 4 .291 101 164
20 Chris Davis Home 2013 80 28 53 52.8 80 326 280 54 86 17 0 66 2 1 35 91 .307 .390 .668 1.057 187 1 6 0 5 5 2 .349 111 187
21 Sammy Sosa Home 1999 81 33 63 52.4 81 355 308 62 100 15 1 71 3 4 44 76 .325 .406 .701 1.107 216 9 0 0 3 5 0 .332 121 177
22 Mickey Mantle Home 1956 77 27 52 51.9 75 326 268 66 99 14 3 67 4 1 54 45 .369 .472 .746 1.219 200 0 1 0 3 2 2 .362 108 222
23 Mark McGwire Home 1997 72 30 58 51.7 70 304 248 44 78 18 0 60 2 0 52 64 .315 .438 .750 1.188 186 5 3 0 1 8 2 .310 127 202
24 Barry Bonds Home 2001 75 37 73 50.7 72 310 224 61 75 19 0 71 6 1 80 46 .335 .516 .915 1.431 205 2 5 0 1 17 0 .268 106 264
25 Ryan Howard Home 2006 79 29 58 50.0 78 341 282 52 87 9 1 75 0 0 52 85 .309 .422 .656 1.078 185 5 5 0 2 18 3 .341 99 171
Rk I Player Split Year G HR HRtot % GS PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
26 Alex Rodriguez Home 2001 82 26 52 50.0 82 362 313 71 113 19 1 65 13 3 36 59 .361 .439 .677 1.117 212 13 10 0 3 5 8 .377 119 187
27 Albert Belle Home 1995 72 25 50 50.0 72 311 268 62 88 28 1 53 1 0 38 45 .328 .415 .720 1.135 193 13 3 0 2 3 1 .315 108 190
28 Roger Maris Home 1961 79 30 61 49.2 78 325 280 59 80 6 0 73 0 0 39 31 .286 .372 .629 1.001 176 9 2 0 4 0 3 .224 101 165
29 Cecil Fielder Home 1990 80 25 51 49.0 78 328 271 47 76 13 0 60 0 1 52 81 .280 .396 .605 1.002 164 4 2 0 3 7 5 .304 107 175
30 Ken Griffey Home 1997 77 27 56 48.2 77 338 289 62 93 15 3 72 8 1 38 51 .322 .396 .675 1.071 195 4 3 0 8 12 2 .301 108 172
31 Alex Rodriguez Home 2007 80 26 54 48.1 80 352 292 74 88 18 0 88 16 3 43 54 .301 .403 .630 1.034 184 11 11 0 6 1 1 .284 93 164
32 Babe Ruth Home 1927 73 28 60 46.7 73 317 253 82 94 10 4 70 4 4 61 42 .372 .494 .775 1.268 196 0 3 0 .361 102 229
33 Mark McGwire Home 1996 64 24 52 46.2 64 276 213 56 66 12 0 56 0 0 57 61 .310 .464 .704 1.168 150 7 5 0 1 9 0 .326 96 194
34 Willie Mays Home 1965 78 24 52 46.2 73 311 272 63 87 13 1 48 4 2 37 29 .320 .400 .640 1.040 174 5 0 1 1 10 6 .286 100 197
35 Greg Vaughn Home 1998 80 23 50 46.0 78 329 281 50 71 10 2 49 8 2 44 62 .253 .356 .548 .904 154 2 2 0 2 3 4 .242 90 132
36 Luis Gonzalez Home 2001 81 26 57 45.6 81 355 301 60 103 16 3 66 1 1 42 43 .342 .434 .674 1.108 203 8 9 0 3 8 3 .328 99 184
37 Mickey Mantle Home 1961 74 24 54 44.4 71 299 230 63 76 8 6 59 6 0 66 44 .330 .477 .730 1.207 168 3 0 1 2 6 5 .317 113 221
38 Sammy Sosa Home 2000 77 22 50 44.0 77 340 291 44 89 15 1 59 2 3 46 82 .306 .400 .591 .991 172 5 1 0 2 14 1 .354 92 146
39 Willie Mays Home 1955 79 22 51 43.1 79 338 298 59 98 13 8 55 10 0 37 23 .329 .405 .648 1.053 193 8 2 0 1 6 6 .299 100 178
40 Andruw Jones Home 2005 79 21 51 41.2 78 331 281 48 74 10 2 67 3 2 36 53 .263 .360 .537 .897 151 9 9 0 5 6 3 .250 97 132
41 David Ortiz Home 2006 74 22 54 40.7 73 333 267 52 80 15 2 72 1 0 61 59 .300 .426 .618 1.044 165 4 1 0 4 13 0 .305 100 164
42 George Foster Home 1977 80 21 52 40.4 80 346 296 61 88 14 1 71 2 2 42 53 .297 .387 .564 .951 167 7 4 0 4 6 2 .296 91 153
43 Brady Anderson Home 1996 79 19 50 38.0 78 361 300 59 84 23 3 46 12 3 40 58 .280 .385 .567 .952 170 6 14 3 4 0 2 .286 86 140
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Brady Anderson 1999

50 home runs (HR) have been hit 43 times with some players doing it multiple times.  In 1938 Jimmie Foxx hit 70% of his 50 HR at home in Fenway Park in Boston.  This was two years before the Red Sox created bullpens in right center after the 1939 rookie season of Ted Williams, which brought in the fence.  Foxx was a right handed batter so the closer fence in right center may not have helped him but it did help lefty David Ortiz who broke the Red Sox record set by Foxx when Ortiz hit 54 HR in 2006.  However, Ortiz hit only 40.7% of  his HR in Fenway Park.  That's the third lowest 50 HR home percent.

Perhaps even more counterintuitive was the bottom guy: Brady Anderson who hit only 38% at home in what most people think is an easy HR park: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Another surprise was Willie Mays hitting only 43.1% in the Polo Grounds in New York in 1955.

27 of 43 hit at least 50% at home.  The 16 under 50% included:
Roger Maris 1961 61 49.2%
Babe Ruth 1927 60 46.7%
Sammy Sosa 2000 50 44.0%

Three players had at least 60% at home:
Foxx 1938 50 70.0%
Greenberg 1938 58 67.2
Bautista 2010 54 61.1

Foxx also hit 58 HR in 1932 playing for the Philadelphia Athletics before they moved to Kansas City before they moved to Oakland: 53.4% at home, number 17 of 43.

Ruth's positions:
11. 1921 59 54.2% Polo Grounds
13. 1920 54 53.7% Polo Grounds
14. 1928 54 53.7% Yankee Stadium
32. 1927 60 46.7% Yankee Stadium

60 HR:
Bonds 2001 73 50.7%
McGwire 1998 70 54.3%
Sosa 1998 66 53.0%
McGwire 1997 65 56.9%
Sosa 2001 64 53.1%
Sosa 1999 63 52.4%
Maris 1961 61 49.2%
Ruth 1927 60 46.7%

For multiple achievers:
Foxx 70.0% 53.4%
Griffey 53.6% 48.2%
Kiner 54.9% 53.7%
Mantle 51.9% 44.4%
Mays 46.2% 43.1%
McGwire 56.9% 54.3% 51.7% 46.2%
Rodriquez 59.6% 50.0% 48.1%
Ruth 54.2% 53.7% 53.7% 46.7%
Sosa 53.1% 53.0% 52.4% 44.0%

Most at home:
Greenberg 1938 39 of 58 67.2%
McGwire 1998 38 of 70 54.3%
Bonds 2001 37 of 70 50.7%
McGwire 1999 37 of 65 56.9%
Foxx 1938 35 of 50 70.0%

Sosa 1998 35 of 66 53.0%

1 comment:

Cliff Blau said...

FWIW, Greenberg led the AL in road homers in 1938 with 19, two ahead of Joe DiMaggio.