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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Top ten home run seasons by position.

For single seasons, Playing from 1901 to 2015, Played 50% of games at the position, sorted by greatest Home Runs from baseball-reference.com

Top ten or all who hit at least 50.  Alex Rodriguez led at two positions, Babe Ruth none.  15 Cub seasons, 13 Yankee.  Three Mets, all catcher.

catcher
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 Johnny Bench 45 1970 22 CIN NL 158 671 605 97 177 35 4 148 54 9 102 0 1 11 12 5 2 .293 .345 .587 .932 *273/9H85
2 Javy Lopez 43 2003 32 ATL NL 129 495 457 89 150 29 3 109 33 5 90 4 0 1 10 0 1 .328 .378 .687 1.065 *2H/D
3 Todd Hundley 41 1996 27 NYM NL 153 624 540 85 140 32 1 112 79 15 146 3 0 2 9 1 3 .259 .356 .550 .906 *2H
4 Roy Campanella 41 1953 31 BRO NL 144 590 519 103 162 26 3 142 67 58 4 0 13 4 2 .312 .395 .611 1.006 *2H
5 Mike Piazza 40 1999 30 NYM NL 141 593 534 100 162 25 0 124 51 11 70 1 0 7 27 2 2 .303 .361 .575 .936 *2/HD
6 Mike Piazza 40 1997 28 LAD NL 152 633 556 104 201 32 1 124 69 11 77 3 0 5 19 5 1 .362 .431 .638 1.070 *2/DH
7 Johnny Bench 40 1972 24 CIN NL 147 653 538 87 145 22 2 125 100 23 84 2 0 12 18 6 6 .270 .379 .541 .920 *29/35
8 Mike Piazza 38 2000 31 NYM NL 136 545 482 90 156 26 0 113 58 10 69 3 0 2 15 4 2 .324 .398 .614 1.012 *2/HD
9 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
10 Gabby Hartnett 37 1930 29 CHC NL 141 577 508 84 172 31 3 122 55 62 1 14 0 .339 .404 .630 1.034 *2/H
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first base
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 Mark McGwire 70 1998 34 STL NL 155 681 509 130 152 21 0 147 162 28 155 6 0 4 8 1 0 .299 .470 .752 1.222 *3/H
2 Mark McGwire 65 1999 35 STL NL 153 661 521 118 145 21 1 147 133 21 141 2 0 5 12 0 0 .278 .424 .697 1.120 *3/H
3 Ryan Howard 58 2006 26 PHI NL 159 704 581 104 182 25 1 149 108 37 181 9 0 6 7 0 0 .313 .425 .659 1.084 *3/H
4 Mark McGwire 58 1997 33 TOT ML 156 657 540 86 148 27 0 123 101 16 159 9 0 7 9 3 0 .274 .393 .646 1.039 *3/H
5 Hank Greenberg 58 1938 27 DET AL 155 681 556 143 175 23 4 147 119 92 3 3 7 5 .315 .438 .683 1.122 *3
6 Jimmie Foxx 58 1932 24 PHA AL 154 702 585 151 213 33 9 169 116 96 0 0 3 7 .364 .469 .749 1.218 *35
7 Chris Davis 53 2013 27 BAL AL 160 673 584 103 167 42 1 138 72 12 199 10 0 7 4 4 1 .286 .370 .634 1.004 *3/D
8 Jim Thome 52 2002 31 CLE AL 147 613 480 101 146 19 2 118 122 18 139 5 0 6 5 1 2 .304 .445 .677 1.122 *3D/H
9 Mark McGwire 52 1996 32 OAK AL 130 548 423 104 132 21 0 113 116 16 112 8 0 1 14 0 0 .312 .467 .730 1.198 *3D/H
10 Cecil Fielder 51 1990 26 DET AL 159 673 573 104 159 25 1 132 90 11 182 5 0 5 15 0 1 .277 .377 .592 .969 *3D/H
11 Johnny Mize 51 1947 34 NYG NL 154 664 586 137 177 26 2 138 74 42 4 0 6 2 .302 .384 .614 .998 *3
12 Prince Fielder 50 2007 23 MIL NL 158 681 573 109 165 35 2 119 90 21 121 14 0 4 9 2 2 .288 .395 .618 1.013 *3/DH
13 Jimmie Foxx 50 1938 30 BOS AL 149 685 565 139 197 33 9 175 119 76 0 1 5 4 .349 .462 .704 1.166 *3
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second base
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 Davey Johnson 43 1973 30 ATL NL 157 651 559 84 151 25 0 99 81 9 93 9 0 2 8 5 3 .270 .370 .546 .916 *4/H
2 Rogers Hornsby 42 1922 26 STL NL 154 704 623 141 250 46 14 152 65 50 1 15 17 12 .401 .459 .722 1.181 *4
3 Ryne Sandberg 40 1990 30 CHC NL 155 675 615 116 188 30 3 100 50 8 84 1 0 9 8 25 7 .306 .354 .559 .913 *4/H
4 Alfonso Soriano 39 2002 26 NYY AL 156 741 696 128 209 51 2 102 23 1 157 14 1 7 8 41 13 .300 .332 .547 .880 *4/HD
5 Rogers Hornsby 39 1929 33 CHC NL 156 712 602 156 229 47 8 149 87 65 1 22 2 .380 .459 .679 1.139 *4
6 Rogers Hornsby 39 1925 29 STL NL 138 606 504 133 203 41 10 143 83 39 2 16 5 3 .403 .489 .756 1.245 *4/H
7 Alfonso Soriano 38 2003 27 NYY AL 156 734 682 114 198 36 5 91 38 7 130 12 0 2 8 35 8 .290 .338 .525 .863 *4/H
8 Jay Bell 38 1999 33 ARI NL 151 688 589 132 170 32 6 112 82 2 132 4 4 9 9 7 4 .289 .374 .557 .931 *4/HD6
9 Jeff Kent 37 2002 34 SFG NL 152 682 623 102 195 42 2 108 52 3 101 4 0 3 20 5 1 .313 .368 .565 .933 *4/3H
10 Bret Boone 37 2001 32 SEA AL 158 690 623 118 206 37 3 141 40 5 110 9 5 13 11 5 5 .331 .372 .578 .950 *4/HD
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third base
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 Alex Rodriguez 54 2007 31 NYY AL 158 708 583 143 183 31 0 156 95 11 120 21 0 9 15 24 4 .314 .422 .645 1.067 *5/D
2 Harmon Killebrew 49 1969 33 MIN AL 162 709 555 106 153 20 2 140 145 20 84 5 0 4 16 8 2 .276 .427 .584 1.011 *5*3
3 Alex Rodriguez 48 2005 29 NYY AL 162 715 605 124 194 29 1 130 91 8 139 16 0 3 8 21 6 .321 .421 .610 1.031 *5/6D
4 Adrian Beltre 48 2004 25 LAD NL 156 657 598 104 200 32 0 121 53 9 87 2 0 4 15 7 2 .334 .388 .629 1.017 *5/H6
5 Mike Schmidt 48 1980 30 PHI NL 150 652 548 104 157 25 8 121 89 10 119 2 0 13 6 12 5 .286 .380 .624 1.004 *5/H
6 Troy Glaus 47 2000 23 ANA AL 159 678 563 120 160 37 1 102 112 6 163 2 0 1 14 14 11 .284 .404 .604 1.008 *5/6DH
7 Eddie Mathews 47 1953 21 MLN NL 157 681 579 110 175 31 8 135 99 83 2 1 6 1 3 .302 .406 .627 1.033 *5
8 Vinny Castilla 46 1998 30 COL NL 162 697 645 108 206 28 4 144 40 7 89 6 0 6 24 5 9 .319 .362 .589 .951 *5/6
9 Eddie Mathews 46 1959 27 MLN NL 148 682 594 118 182 16 8 114 80 2 71 3 3 2 6 2 1 .306 .390 .593 .983 *5
10 Chipper Jones 45 1999 27 ATL NL 157 701 567 116 181 41 1 110 126 18 94 2 0 6 20 25 3 .319 .441 .633 1.074 *5/6
11 Mike Schmidt 45 1979 29 PHI NL 160 675 541 109 137 25 4 114 120 12 115 3 2 9 13 9 5 .253 .386 .564 .950 *5/H6
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shortstop
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 Alex Rodriguez 57 2002 26 TEX AL 162 725 624 125 187 27 2 142 87 12 122 10 0 4 14 9 4 .300 .392 .623 1.015 *6/H
2 Alex Rodriguez 52 2001 25 TEX AL 162 732 632 133 201 34 1 135 75 6 131 16 0 9 17 18 3 .318 .399 .622 1.021 *6/D
3 Alex Rodriguez 47 2003 27 TEX AL 161 715 607 124 181 30 6 118 87 10 126 15 0 6 16 17 3 .298 .396 .600 .995 *6/HD
4 Ernie Banks 47 1958 27 CHC NL 154 682 617 119 193 23 11 129 52 12 87 4 1 8 14 4 4 .313 .366 .614 .980 *6
5 Ernie Banks 45 1959 28 CHC NL 155 671 589 97 179 25 6 143 64 20 72 7 2 9 18 2 4 .304 .374 .596 .970 *6/H
6 Ernie Banks 44 1955 24 CHC NL 154 646 596 98 176 29 9 117 45 6 72 2 0 3 16 9 3 .295 .345 .596 .941 *6
7 Ernie Banks 43 1957 26 CHC NL 156 673 594 113 169 34 6 102 70 11 85 3 2 5 12 8 4 .285 .360 .579 .939 *65
8 Alex Rodriguez 42 1999 23 SEA AL 129 572 502 110 143 25 0 111 56 2 109 5 1 8 12 21 7 .285 .357 .586 .943 *6
9 Alex Rodriguez 42 1998 22 SEA AL 161 748 686 123 213 35 5 124 45 0 121 10 3 4 12 46 13 .310 .360 .560 .919 *6/D
10 Alex Rodriguez 41 2000 24 SEA AL 148 672 554 134 175 34 2 132 100 5 121 7 0 11 10 15 4 .316 .420 .606 1.026 *6
11 Ernie Banks 41 1960 29 CHC NL 156 678 597 94 162 32 7 117 71 28 69 4 0 6 14 1 3 .271 .350 .554 .904 *6
12 Rico Petrocelli 40 1969 26 BOS AL 154 643 535 92 159 32 2 97 98 13 68 1 3 6 12 3 5 .297 .403 .589 .992 *6/5
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left
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 Barry Bonds 73 2001 36 SFG NL 153 664 476 129 156 32 2 137 177 35 93 9 0 2 5 13 3 .328 .515 .863 1.379 *7/DH
2 Babe Ruth 59 1921 26 NYY AL 152 693 540 177 204 44 16 168 145 81 4 4 17 13 .378 .512 .846 1.359 *78/13
3 Luis Gonzalez 57 2001 33 ARI NL 162 728 609 128 198 36 7 142 100 24 83 14 0 5 14 1 1 .325 .429 .688 1.117 *7/H
4 Ralph Kiner 54 1949 26 PIT NL 152 667 549 116 170 19 5 127 117 61 1 0 10 6 .310 .432 .658 1.089 *7
5 George Foster 52 1977 28 CIN NL 158 689 615 124 197 31 2 149 61 10 107 5 0 8 17 6 4 .320 .382 .631 1.013 *78
6 Ralph Kiner 51 1947 24 PIT NL 152 666 565 118 177 23 4 127 98 81 2 1 12 1 .313 .417 .639 1.055 *7/H
7 Greg Vaughn 50 1998 32 SDP NL 158 661 573 112 156 28 4 119 79 6 121 5 0 4 7 11 4 .272 .363 .597 .960 *7/DH
8 Albert Belle 50 1995 28 CLE AL 143 631 546 121 173 52 1 126 73 5 80 6 0 4 24 5 2 .317 .401 .690 1.091 *7/D
9 Barry Bonds 49 2000 35 SFG NL 143 607 480 129 147 28 4 106 117 22 77 3 0 7 6 11 3 .306 .440 .688 1.127 *7/H
10 Albert Belle 49 1998 31 CHW AL 163 706 609 113 200 48 2 152 81 10 84 1 0 15 17 6 4 .328 .399 .655 1.055 *7/D
11 Harmon Killebrew 49 1964 28 MIN AL 158 682 577 95 156 11 1 111 93 5 135 8 0 4 15 0 0 .270 .377 .548 .924 *7/H9
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center
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 Ken Griffey 56 1998 28 SEA AL 161 720 633 120 180 33 3 146 76 11 121 7 0 4 14 20 5 .284 .365 .611 .977 *8/D379
2 Ken Griffey 56 1997 27 SEA AL 157 704 608 125 185 34 3 147 76 23 121 8 0 12 12 15 4 .304 .382 .646 1.028 *8/D7
3 Hack Wilson 56 1930 30 CHC NL 155 709 585 146 208 35 6 191 105 84 1 18 3 .356 .454 .723 1.177 *8
4 Mickey Mantle 54 1961 29 NYY AL 153 646 514 131 163 16 6 128 126 9 112 0 1 5 2 12 1 .317 .448 .687 1.135 *8/H
5 Willie Mays 52 1965 34 SFG NL 157 638 558 118 177 21 3 112 76 16 71 0 2 2 11 9 4 .317 .398 .645 1.043 *8/H97
6 Mickey Mantle 52 1956 24 NYY AL 150 652 533 132 188 22 5 130 112 6 99 2 1 4 4 10 1 .353 .464 .705 1.169 *8/H
7 Andruw Jones 51 2005 28 ATL NL 160 672 586 95 154 24 3 128 64 13 112 15 0 7 19 5 3 .263 .347 .575 .922 *8/H
8 Willie Mays 51 1955 24 NYG NL 152 670 580 123 185 18 13 127 79 13 60 4 0 7 12 24 4 .319 .400 .659 1.059 *8
9 Brady Anderson 50 1996 32 BAL AL 149 687 579 117 172 37 5 110 76 1 106 22 6 4 11 21 8 .297 .396 .637 1.034 *8/HD
10 Ken Griffey 49 1996 26 SEA AL 140 638 545 125 165 26 2 140 78 13 104 7 1 7 7 16 1 .303 .392 .628 1.020 *8/D
11 Willie Mays 49 1962 31 SFG NL 162 706 621 130 189 36 5 141 78 11 85 4 0 3 19 18 2 .304 .384 .615 .999 *8/H
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right
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 Sammy Sosa 66 1998 29 CHC NL 159 722 643 134 198 20 0 158 73 14 171 1 0 5 20 18 9 .308 .377 .647 1.024 *9/8
2 Sammy Sosa 64 2001 32 CHC NL 160 711 577 146 189 34 5 160 116 37 153 6 0 12 6 0 2 .328 .437 .737 1.174 *9
3 Sammy Sosa 63 1999 30 CHC NL 162 712 625 114 180 24 2 141 78 8 171 3 0 6 17 7 8 .288 .367 .635 1.002 *98
4 Roger Maris 61 1961 26 NYY AL 161 698 590 132 159 16 4 141 94 0 67 7 0 7 16 0 0 .269 .372 .620 .993 *98/H
5 Babe Ruth 60 1927 32 NYY AL 151 691 540 158 192 29 8 165 137 89 0 14 7 6 .356 .486 .772 1.258 *97
6 Jose Bautista 54 2010 29 TOR AL 161 683 569 109 148 35 3 124 100 2 116 10 0 4 10 9 2 .260 .378 .617 .995 *95/3D8
7 Babe Ruth 54 1928 33 NYY AL 154 684 536 163 173 29 8 146 137 87 3 8 4 5 .323 .463 .709 1.172 *97
8 Babe Ruth 54 1920 25 NYY AL 142 616 458 158 172 36 9 135 150 80 3 5 14 14 .376 .532 .847 1.379 *978/3H1
9 Sammy Sosa 50 2000 31 CHC NL 156 705 604 106 193 38 1 138 91 19 168 2 0 8 12 7 4 .320 .406 .634 1.040 *9/8
10 Sammy Sosa 49 2002 33 CHC NL 150 666 556 122 160 19 2 108 103 15 144 3 0 4 14 2 0 .288 .399 .594 .993 *9
11 Shawn Green 49 2001 28 LAD NL 161 701 619 121 184 31 4 125 72 10 107 5 0 5 10 20 4 .297 .372 .598 .970 *9/8H3
12 Larry Walker 49 1997 30 COL NL 153 664 568 143 208 46 4 130 78 14 90 14 0 4 15 33 8 .366 .452 .720 1.172 *9/3H8D
13 Andre Dawson 49 1987 32 CHC NL 153 662 621 90 178 24 2 137 32 7 103 7 0 2 15 11 3 .287 .328 .568 .896 *9/H
14 Frank Robinson 49 1966 30 BAL AL 155 680 576 122 182 34 2 122 87 11 90 10 0 7 24 8 5 .316 .410 .637 1.047 *97/3H
15 Babe Ruth 49 1930 35 NYY AL 145 676 518 150 186 28 9 153 136 61 1 21 10 10 .359 .493 .732 1.225 *97/1
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DH
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 David Ortiz 54 2006 30 BOS AL 151 686 558 115 160 29 2 137 119 23 117 4 0 5 12 1 0 .287 .413 .636 1.049 *D3/H
2 David Ortiz 47 2005 29 BOS AL 159 713 601 119 180 40 1 148 102 9 124 1 0 9 13 1 0 .300 .397 .604 1.001 *D3/H
3 Rafael Palmeiro 47 1999 34 TEX AL 158 674 565 96 183 30 1 148 97 14 69 3 0 9 13 2 4 .324 .420 .630 1.050 *D3/H
4 Jose Canseco 46 1998 33 TOR AL 151 658 583 98 138 26 0 107 65 5 159 6 0 4 7 29 17 .237 .318 .518 .836 *D79
5 Frank Thomas 43 2000 32 CHW AL 159 707 582 115 191 44 0 143 112 18 94 5 0 8 13 1 3 .328 .436 .625 1.061 *D3/H
6 Edwin Encarnacion 42 2012 29 TOR AL 151 644 542 93 152 24 0 110 84 12 94 11 0 7 6 13 3 .280 .384 .557 .941 *D3/75
7 Travis Hafner 42 2006 29 CLE AL 129 564 454 100 140 31 1 117 100 16 111 7 0 2 10 0 0 .308 .439 .659 1.097 *D/3H
8 Jim Thome 42 2006 35 CHW AL 143 610 490 108 141 26 0 109 107 12 147 6 0 7 4 0 0 .288 .416 .598 1.014 *D/H3
9 Frank Thomas 42 2003 35 CHW AL 153 662 546 87 146 35 0 105 100 4 115 12 0 4 11 0 0 .267 .390 .562 .952 *D3/H
10 Juan Gonzalez 42 1997 27 TEX AL 133 579 533 87 158 24 3 131 33 7 107 3 0 10 12 0 0 .296 .335 .589 .924 *D9
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pitcher
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 Wes Ferrell 9 1931 23 CLE AL 48 128 116 24 37 6 1 30 10 21 0 2 0 0 .319 .373 .621 .994 *1/H
2 Brooks Kieschnick 7 2003 31 MIL NL 70 76 70 12 21 1 0 12 6 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 .300 .355 .614 .970 *1H/D7
3 Mike Hampton 7 2001 28 COL NL 43 86 79 20 23 2 0 16 2 0 21 0 5 0 1 0 1 .291 .309 .582 .891 *1H
4 Earl Wilson 7 1968 33 DET AL 40 92 88 9 20 0 1 17 2 0 35 1 1 0 1 0 0 .227 .253 .489 .741 *1/H
5 Earl Wilson 7 1966 31 TOT AL 45 113 96 20 23 0 2 22 8 0 36 1 6 2 0 0 0 .240 .299 .500 .799 *1/H
6 Don Drysdale 7 1965 28 LAD NL 58 138 130 18 39 4 1 19 5 0 34 1 2 0 6 0 0 .300 .331 .508 .839 *1H
7 Don Drysdale 7 1958 21 LAD NL 47 72 66 9 15 1 1 12 3 0 25 0 3 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .591 .852 *1/H
8 Don Newcombe 7 1955 29 BRO NL 57 125 117 18 42 9 1 23 6 0 18 1 1 0 1 1 0 .359 .395 .632 1.028 *1H
9 Bob Lemon 7 1949 28 CLE AL 46 123 108 17 29 6 2 19 10 20 0 5 1 0 0 .269 .331 .556 .886 *1/H
10 Wes Ferrell 7 1935 27 BOS AL 75 179 150 25 52 5 1 32 21 16 0 8 0 0 .347 .427 .533 .960 *1H
11 Wes Ferrell 7 1933 25 CLE AL 61 161 140 26 38 7 0 26 20 22 0 1 0 0 .271 .363 .471 .834 1H7
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