Most Home Runs in One Season Up to 2006 — 45 or More

HR Player/Team Year
73 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2001
70 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1998
66 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 1998
65 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1999
64 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 2001
63 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 1999
61 Roger Maris, New York (A.L.) 1961
60 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1927
59 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1921
58 Jimmie Foxx, Philadelphia (A.L.) 1932
58 Hank Greenberg, Detroit (A.L.) 1938
58 Mark McGwire, Oakland (A.L.), St. Louis (N.L.) 1997
58 Ryan Howard, Philadelphia (N.L.) 2006
57 Luis Gonzalez. Arizona (N.L.) 2001
57 Alex Rodriguez, Texas (A.L.) 2002
56 Hack Wilson, Chicago (N.L.) 1930
56 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1997
56 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1998
54 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1920
54 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1928
54 Ralph Kiner, Pittsburgh (N.L.) 1949
54 Mickey Mantle, New York (A.L.) 1961
54 David Ortiz, Boston (A.L.) 2006
52 Mickey Mantle, New York (A.L.) 1956
52 Willie Mays, San Francisco (N.L.) 1965
52 George Foster, Cincinnati (N.L.) 1977
52 Mark McGwire, Oakland (A.L.) 1996
52 Alex Rodriguez, Texas (A.L.) 2001
52 Jim Thome, Cleveland (A.L.) 2002
51 Ralph Kiner, Pittsburgh (N.L.) 1947
51 John Mize, New York (N.L.) 1947
51 Willie Mays, New York (N.L.) 1955
51 Cecil Fielder (A.L.) 1990
51 Andruw Jones, Atlanta (N.L.) 2005
50 Jimmie Foxx, Boston (A.L.) 1938
50 Albert Belle, Cleveland (A.L.) 1995
50 Brady Anderson, Baltimore (A.L.) 1996
50 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 2000
50 Greg Vaughn, San Diego (N.L.) 1998
49 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1930
49 Lou Gehrig, New York (A.L.) 1934
49 Lou Gehrig, New York (A.L.) 1936
49 Ted Kluszewski, Cincinnati (N.L.) 1954
49 Willie Mays, San Francisco (N.L.) 1962
49 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota (A.L.) 1964
49 Frank Robinson, Baltimore (A.L.) 1966
49 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota (A.L.) 1969
49 Mark McGwire, Oakland (A.L.) 1987
49 Andre Dawson, Chicago (N.L.) 1987
49 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1996
49 Larry Walker, Colorado (N.L.) 1997
49 Albert Belle, Chicago (A.L.) 1998
49 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2000
49 Shawn Green, Los Angeles (N.L.) 2001
49 Todd Helton, Colorado (N.L.) 2001
49 Jim Thome, Cleveland (A.L.) 2001
49 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 2002
49 Albert Pujols, St. Louis (N.L.) 2006
48 Jimmie Foxx, Philadelphia (A.L.) 1933
48 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota (A.L.) 1962
48 Frank Howard, Washington (A.L.) 1969
48 Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh (N.L.) 1971
48 Dave Kingman, Chicago (N.L.) 1979
48 Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia (N.L.) 1980
48 Albert Belle, Cleveland (A.L.) 1996
48 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1999
48 Adrian Beltre, Los Angeles (N.L.) 2004
48 Alex Rodriguez, New York (A.L.) 2005
47 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1926
47 Ralph Kiner, Pittsburgh (N.L.) 1950
47 Ed Mathews, Milwaukee (N.L.) 1953
47 Ernie Banks, Chicago (N.L.) 1958
47 Willie Mays, San Francisco (N.L.) 1964
47 Hank Aaron, Atlanta (N.L.) 1971
47 Reggie Jackson, Oakland (A.L.) 1969
47 George Bell, Toronto (A.L.) 1987
47 Kevin Mitchell, San Francisco (N.L.) 1989
47 Andres Galarraga, Colorado (N.L.) 1996
47 Juan Gonzalez, Texas (A.L.) 1996
47 Rafael Palmeiro, Texas (A.L.) 1999
47 Jeff Bagwell, Houston (N.L.) 2000
47 Troy Glaus, Anaheim (A.L.) 2000
47 Rafael Palmeiro, Texas (A.L.) 2001
47 Alex Rodriguez, Texas (A.L.) 2003
47 Jim Thome, Philadelphia (N.L.) 2003
47 Albert Pujols, St. Louis (N.L.) 2004
47 David Ortiz, Boston (A.L.) 2005
46 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1924
46 Babe Ruth, New York, (A.L.) 1929
46 Babe Ruth, New York (A.L.) 1931
46 Lou Gehrig, New York (A.L.) 1931
46 Joe DiMaggio, New York (A.L.) 1937
46 Ed Mathews, Milwaukee (N.L.) 1959
46 Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco (N.L.) 1961
46 Jim Rice, Boston (A.L.) 1978
46 Juan Gonzalez, Texas (A.L.) 1993
46 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 1993
46 Jose Canseco, Toronto (A.L.) 1998
46 Vinnie Castilla, Colorado (N.L.) 1998
46 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2002
46 Adam Dunn, Cincinnati (N.L.) 2004
46 Derrek Lee, Chicago (N.L.) 2005
46 Alfonso Soriano, Washington (N.L.) 2006
45 Ernie Banks, Chicago (N.L.) 1959
45 Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota (A.L.) 1963
45 Willie McCovey, San Francisco (N.L.) 1969
45 Johnny Bench, Cincinnati (N.L.) 1970
45 Gorman Thomas, Milwaukee (A.L.) 1979
45 Hank Aaron, Milwaukee (N.L.) 1962
45 Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle (A.L.) 1993
45 Juan Gonzalez, Texas (A.L.) 1998
45 Manny Ramirez, Cleveland (A.L.) 1998
45 Chipper Jones, Atlanta (N.L.) 1999
45 Greg Vaughn, Cincinnati (N.L.) 1999
45 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2003
45 Richie Sexson, Milwaukee (N.L.) 2003
45 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2004
45 Manny Ramirez, Boston (A.L.) 2005
45 Lance Berkman, Houston (N.L.) 2006

 

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