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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

30 homers, age 37 and older

Those parameters seemed to provide a sweet spot of information.  It's been done 39 times, including multiple times by some players.  Two more players may do it this season: Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, who has already done it twice and who needs five more homers to reach 500 for his career.  Age is determined before July 1.  So Rodriguez is considered 39 by baseball-reference.com even though he turned 40 in July.

35 homers by players at least 37 years old has been reached 20 times.

40 homers by players at least 37 years old has been reached 10 times, including all three times Bonds made the list of 39 when he hit 46 and 45 twice.
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Aaron is the only other player to hit at least 30 homers three times at ages 37 or older.  Both Aaron and Bonds did it at ages 37,38,39.  These players hit at least 30 twice at ages 37 or older: Ruth, Darrell Evans, Ortiz, McGriff, Palmeiro.

Aaron has the top: 47 at age 37 in 1971.  Aaron also has the biggest gap between homers and age: 10.  Also the biggest percentage difference: 27%.

The complete list is below sorted by homers.

Darrell Evans is the only 40 year old to hit at least 30 homers: 34 in 1987.  Evans is one of two to lead his league in homers: 40 in AL in 1985 at age 38; Fisk was second with 37 at age 37.  Dale Murphy, 29 years old, led the NL in 1985 with 37.  Cy Williams led the NL with 30 homers in 1927 at age 39; he was also the first to hit at least 30 at 37 or older.  Next was Ruth twice, then Sauer in 1954: 41 for the Cubs at 37.

Some matched their age, including Ted Williams: 38 in 1958, Fisk 37 in 1985, Palmeiro 38 in 2003, Martinez 37 in 2000.

Leading his league:
Edgar Martinez: RBI (Aaron low: 77)
BB: Ruth both times, Bonds all three
HBP: Baylor, Giambi
BA: Ted Williams, Bonds twice (Kingman low: .210)
OBP: Bonds all three, Ruth, Ted Williams (Kingman low: .255)
SLG: Bonds all three, Aaron, Ted Williams (Kingman low: .431)
OPS: Bonds all three, Aaron, Ted Williams (Kingman low: .686)


Rk Player HR Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Hank Aaron 47 1971 37 ATL NL 139 573 495 95 162 22 3 118 71 21 58 2 0 5 9 1 1 .327 .410 .669 1.079 *39H
2 Barry Bonds 46 2002 37 SFG NL 143 612 403 117 149 31 2 110 198 68 47 9 0 2 4 9 2 .370 .582 .799 1.381 *7/DH
3 Barry Bonds 45 2004 39 SFG NL 147 617 373 129 135 27 3 101 232 120 41 9 0 3 5 6 1 .362 .609 .812 1.422 *7/HD
4 Barry Bonds 45 2003 38 SFG NL 130 550 390 111 133 22 1 90 148 61 58 10 0 2 7 7 0 .341 .529 .749 1.278 *7/DH
5 Andres Galarraga 44 1998 37 ATL NL 153 648 555 103 169 27 1 121 63 11 146 25 0 5 8 7 6 .305 .397 .595 .991 *3/HD
6 Rafael Palmeiro 43 2002 37 TEX AL 155 663 546 99 149 34 0 105 104 16 94 6 0 7 10 2 0 .273 .391 .571 .962 *3D/H
7 Hank Sauer 41 1954 37 CHC NL 142 606 520 98 150 18 1 103 70 68 6 2 7 8 2 1 .288 .375 .563 .938 *97/H
8 Babe Ruth 41 1932 37 NYY AL 133 589 457 120 156 13 5 137 130 62 2 0 2 2 .341 .489 .661 1.150 *97/H3
9 Darrell Evans 40 1985 38 DET AL 151 594 505 81 125 17 0 94 85 12 85 1 1 2 5 0 4 .248 .356 .519 .875 *3DH/5
10 Hank Aaron 40 1973 39 ATL NL 120 465 392 84 118 12 1 96 68 13 51 1 0 4 7 1 1 .301 .402 .643 1.045 *79H
11 Frank Thomas 39 2006 38 OAK AL 137 559 466 77 126 11 0 114 81 3 81 6 0 6 13 0 0 .270 .381 .545 .926 *D/H
12 Moises Alou 39 2004 37 CHC NL 155 675 601 106 176 36 3 106 68 2 80 0 0 6 12 3 0 .293 .361 .557 .919 *7/HD
13 Rafael Palmeiro 38 2003 38 TEX AL 154 654 561 92 146 21 2 112 84 9 77 5 0 4 7 2 0 .260 .359 .508 .867 *D3/H
14 Ted Williams 38 1957 38 BOS AL 132 547 420 96 163 28 1 87 119 33 43 5 0 2 11 0 1 .388 .526 .731 1.257 *7/H
15 Edgar Martinez 37 2000 37 SEA AL 153 665 556 100 180 31 0 145 96 8 95 5 0 8 13 3 0 .324 .423 .579 1.002 *D/H3
16 Carlton Fisk 37 1985 37 CHW AL 153 620 543 85 129 23 1 107 52 12 81 17 2 6 9 17 9 .238 .320 .488 .808 *2D/H
17 Steve Finley 36 2004 39 TOT NL 162 706 628 92 170 28 1 94 61 1 82 1 9 7 14 9 7 .271 .333 .490 .823 *8/HD
18 David Ortiz 35 2014 38 BOS AL 142 602 518 59 136 27 0 104 75 22 95 3 0 6 18 0 0 .263 .355 .517 .873 *D/H3
19 Mike Schmidt 35 1987 37 PHI NL 147 613 522 88 153 28 0 113 83 15 80 2 0 6 17 2 1 .293 .388 .548 .936 *5/3H6
20 Dave Kingman 35 1986 37 OAK AL 144 604 561 70 118 19 0 94 33 3 126 3 0 7 16 3 3 .210 .255 .431 .686 *D/3H
21 Alfonso Soriano 34 2013 37 TOT ML 151 626 581 84 148 32 1 101 36 3 156 5 0 4 11 18 9 .255 .302 .489 .791 *7D/H
22 Raul Ibanez 34 2009 37 PHI NL 134 565 500 93 136 32 3 93 56 8 119 4 0 5 16 4 0 .272 .347 .552 .899 *7/HD
23 Jim Thome 34 2008 37 CHW AL 149 602 503 93 123 28 0 90 91 9 147 4 0 4 17 1 0 .245 .362 .503 .865 *DH
24 Darrell Evans 34 1987 40 DET AL 150 609 499 90 128 20 0 99 100 8 84 2 2 6 2 6 5 .257 .379 .501 .880 *3DH/5
25 Hank Aaron 34 1972 38 ATL NL 129 545 449 75 119 10 0 77 92 15 55 1 0 2 17 4 0 .265 .390 .514 .904 *39/H
Rk Player HR Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
26 Babe Ruth 34 1933 38 NYY AL 137 576 459 97 138 21 3 104 114 90 2 0 4 5 .301 .442 .582 1.023 *97/H13
27 Jason Giambi 32 2008 37 NYY AL 145 565 458 68 113 19 1 96 76 5 111 22 0 9 6 2 1 .247 .373 .502 .876 *3D/H
28 Ellis Burks 32 2002 37 CLE AL 138 570 518 92 156 28 0 91 44 3 108 6 1 1 13 2 3 .301 .362 .541 .903 *D/7H
29 Willie Stargell 32 1979 39 PIT NL 126 480 424 60 119 19 0 82 47 12 105 3 0 6 10 0 1 .281 .352 .552 .904 *3H
30 Ernie Banks 32 1968 37 CHC NL 150 595 552 71 136 27 0 83 27 4 67 5 9 2 12 2 0 .246 .287 .469 .756 *3/H
31 Fred McGriff 31 2001 37 TOT ML 146 586 513 67 157 25 2 102 66 13 106 3 0 4 13 1 2 .306 .386 .544 .930 *3D/H
32 Don Baylor 31 1986 37 BOS AL 160 687 585 93 139 23 1 94 62 8 111 35 0 5 12 3 5 .238 .344 .439 .783 *D3/7H
33 Rico Carty 31 1978 38 TOT AL 145 593 528 70 149 21 1 99 57 7 57 0 1 7 15 1 1 .282 .348 .502 .850 *D/H
34 David Ortiz 30 2013 37 BOS AL 137 600 518 84 160 38 2 103 76 27 88 1 0 5 21 4 0 .309 .395 .564 .959 *D/3H
35 Ken Griffey 30 2007 37 CIN NL 144 623 528 78 146 24 1 93 85 14 99 1 0 9 14 6 1 .277 .372 .496 .869 *9/HD
36 Fred McGriff 30 2002 38 CHC NL 146 595 523 67 143 27 2 103 63 6 99 4 0 5 13 1 2 .273 .353 .505 .858 *3/HD
37 Chili Davis 30 1997 37 KCR AL 140 567 477 71 133 20 0 90 85 16 96 1 0 4 15 6 3 .279 .386 .509 .896 *D/H
38 Frank Robinson 30 1973 37 CAL AL 147 630 534 85 142 29 0 97 82 12 93 10 1 3 13 1 1 .266 .372 .489 .861 *D7/H
39 Cy Williams 30 1927 39 PHI NL 131 569 492 86 135 18 2 98 61 57 9 8 0 .274 .365 .502 .867 *9/H
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/1/2015.

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