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Monday, April 4, 2016

Home Run Rate in record setting seasons: 1927, 1961, 1998, 2001.

Top ten in homers in the league sorted by Home Run Rate (AB/HR):

1927
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID AB HR HRrate BA lgID PA
Babe Ruth 1927 NYA 540 60 09.0 .356 AL
Lou Gehrig 1927 NYA 584 47 12.4 .373 AL
Ken Williams 1927 SLA 423 17 24.9 .322 AL
Al Simmons 1927 PHA 406 15 27.1 .392 AL
Tony Lazzeri 1927 NYA 570 18 31.7 .309 AL
Mickey Cochrane 1927 PHA 432 12 36.0 .338 AL
Harry Heilmann 1927 DET 505 14 36.1 .398 AL
Marty McManus 1927 DET 369 9 41.0 .268 AL
Goose Goslin 1927 WS1 581 13 44.7 .334 AL
Bob Fothergill 1927 DET 527 9 58.6 .359 AL
Bibb Falk 1927 CHA 535 9 59.4 .327 AL

1961
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID AB HR HRrate BA lgID PA
Mickey Mantle 1961 NYA 514 54 09.5 .317 AL 646
Roger Maris 1961 NYA 590 61 09.7 .269 AL 698
Jim Gentile 1961 BAL 486 46 10.6 .302 AL 601
Harmon Killebrew 1961 MIN 541 46 11.8 .288 AL 656
Rocky Colavito 1961 DET 583 45 13.0 .290 AL 708
Norm Cash 1961 DET 535 41 13.0 .361 AL 672
Leon Wagner 1961 LAA 453 28 16.2 .280 AL 511
Al Smith 1961 CHA 532 28 19.0 .278 AL 602
Bob Allison 1961 MIN 556 29 19.2 .245 AL 677
Bill Skowron 1961 NYA 561 28 20.0 .267 AL 607

1998
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID AB HR HRrate BA lgID PA
Mark McGwire 1998 SLN 509 70 07.3 .299 NL 681
Sammy Sosa 1998 CHN 643 66 09.7 .308 NL 722
Greg Vaughn 1998 SDN 573 50 11.5 .272 NL 661
Andres Galarraga 1998 ATL 555 44 12.6 .305 NL 648
Vinny Castilla 1998 COL 645 46 14.0 .319 NL 697
Javy Lopez 1998 ATL 489 34 14.4 .284 NL 534
Barry Bonds 1998 SFN 552 37 14.9 .303 NL 697
Moises Alou 1998 HOU 584 38 15.4 .312 NL 679
Jeff Bagwell 1998 HOU 540 34 15.9 .304 NL 661
Jeromy Burnitz 1998 MIL 609 38 16.0 .263 NL 691
Vladimir Guerrero 1998 MON 623 38 16.4 .324 NL 677
Chipper Jones 1998 ATL 601 34 17.7 .313 NL 707

2001
nameFirst nameLast yearID teamID AB HR HRrate BA lgID PA
Barry Bonds 2001 SFN 476 73 06.5 .328 NL 664
Sammy Sosa 2001 CHN 577 64 09.0 .328 NL 711
Luis Gonzalez 2001 ARI 609 57 10.7 .325 NL 728
Todd Helton 2001 COL 587 49 12.0 .336 NL 696
Shawn Green 2001 LAN 619 49 12.6 .297 NL 701
Larry Walker 2001 COL 497 38 13.1 .350 NL 601
Richie Sexson 2001 MIL 598 45 13.3 .271 NL 667
Phil Nevin 2001 SDN 546 41 13.3 .306 NL 624
Chipper Jones 2001 ATL 572 38 15.1 .330 NL 677
Jeff Bagwell 2001 HOU 600 39 15.4 .288 NL 717

Best HR Rates in each of those four years:
1927: Babe Ruth 9.0 60 HR
1961: Mickey Mantle 9.5 54 HR; Roger Maris 9.7 61 HR
1998: Mark McGwire 7.3 70 HR
2001: Barry Bonds 6.5 73 HR

Rk Player HR AB Year Age Tm Lg G PA R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF GDP SB CS BA OBP SLG OPS Pos
1 Barry Bonds 73 476 2001 36 SFG NL 153 664 129 156 32 2 137 177 35 93 9 0 2 5 13 3 .328 .515 .863 1.379 *7/DH
2 Mark McGwire 70 509 1998 34 STL NL 155 681 130 152 21 0 147 162 28 155 6 0 4 8 1 0 .299 .470 .752 1.222 *3/H
3 Sammy Sosa 66 643 1998 29 CHC NL 159 722 134 198 20 0 158 73 14 171 1 0 5 20 18 9 .308 .377 .647 1.024 *9/8
4 Mark McGwire 65 521 1999 35 STL NL 153 661 118 145 21 1 147 133 21 141 2 0 5 12 0 0 .278 .424 .697 1.120 *3/H
5 Sammy Sosa 64 577 2001 32 CHC NL 160 711 146 189 34 5 160 116 37 153 6 0 12 6 0 2 .328 .437 .737 1.174 *9
6 Sammy Sosa 63 625 1999 30 CHC NL 162 712 114 180 24 2 141 78 8 171 3 0 6 17 7 8 .288 .367 .635 1.002 *98
7 Roger Maris 61 590 1961 26 NYY AL 161 698 132 159 16 4 141 94 0 67 7 0 7 16 0 0 .269 .372 .620 .993 *98/H
8 Babe Ruth 60 540 1927 32 NYY AL 151 691 158 192 29 8 165 137 89 0 14 7 6 .356 .486 .772 1.258 *97
9 Babe Ruth 59 540 1921 26 NYY AL 152 693 177 204 44 16 168 145 81 4 4 17 13 .378 .512 .846 1.359 *78/13
10 Ryan Howard 58 581 2006 26 PHI NL 159 704 104 182 25 1 149 108 37 181 9 0 6 7 0 0 .313 .425 .659 1.084 *3/H
11 Mark McGwire 58 540 1997 33 TOT ML 156 657 86 148 27 0 123 101 16 159 9 0 7 9 3 0 .274 .393 .646 1.039 *3/H
12 Hank Greenberg 58 556 1938 27 DET AL 155 681 143 175 23 4 147 119 92 3 3 7 5 .315 .438 .683 1.122 *3
13 Jimmie Foxx 58 585 1932 24 PHA AL 154 702 151 213 33 9 169 116 96 0 0 3 7 .364 .469 .749 1.218 *35
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/3/2016.

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