Babe Ruth, Mike Schmidt and Baseball Players with the Most Home Run Titles
Who are the greatest home run hitters in major league baseball history?
There are a couple ways to look at it. Here’s a different one.
Which players have most often dominated their contemporaries in the home run leadership? In other words, who has won the most home run titles?
This, in one way, levels the playing field between different eras. It also accounts for other parameters like steroids.
These sluggers below all won at least four home run crowns. Some, like Harry Stovey (1880) and Gavvy Cravath (1918) from the dead ball era, won with as few as six or eight homers. Others, like Alex Rodriguez (2002) and Mark McGwire (1998) from the steroid era, banged as many as 57 and 70.
But, where on earth is Barry Bonds, the all-time career home run leader?
He only won two titles (1993, 2001), and when you look at it that way, Bonds really didn’t distinguish himself as truly dominant.
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|1.||Babe Ruth||12||Boston Red Sox||1918, 1919|
|New York Yankees||1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926-1931|
|2.||Mike Schmidt||8||Philadelphia Phillies||1974-1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986|
|3.||Ralph Kiner||7||Pittsburgh Pirates||1946-1952|
|4.||Gavvy Cravath||6||Philadelphia Phillies||1913-1915, 1917, 1919|
|4.||Harmon Killebrew||6||Washington Senators||1959|
|Minnesota Twins||1962-1964, 1967, 1969|
|4.||Mel Ott||6||New York Giants||1932, 1934, 1936-1938, 1942|
|7.||Alex Rodriguez||5||Texas Rangers||2001-2003, 2005, 2007|
|7.||Harry Stovey||5||Worcester Ruby Legs||1880|
|Philadelphia Atheltics||1883, 1885, 1889|
|9.||Hank Aaron||4||Milwaukee Braves||1957, 1963|
|Atlanta Braves||1966, 1967|
|9.||Home Run Baker||4||Philadelphia Athletics||1911-1914|
|9.||Harry Davis||4||Philadelphia Athletics||1904-1907|
|9.||Jimmie Foxx||4||Philadelphia Athletics||1932, 1933, 1935|
|Boston Red Sox||1939|
|9.||Hank Greenberg||4||Detroit Tigers||1935, 1938, 1940, 1946|
|9.||Ken Griffey, Jr.||4||Seattle Mariners||1994, 1997-1999|
|9.||Reggie Jackson||4||Oakland A’s||1973, 1975|
|New York Yankees||1980|
|9.||Chuck Klein||4||Philadelphia Phillies||1929, 1931-1933|
|9.||Mickey Mantle||4||New York Yankees||1955, 1956, 1958, 1960|
|9.||Willie Mays||4||New York Giants||1955|
|San Francisco Giants||1962, 1964, 1965|
|9.||Mark McGwire||4||Oakland A’s||1987, 1996|
|St. Louis Cardinals||1998, 1999|
|9.||Johnny Mize||4||St. Louis Cardinals||1939, 1940|
|New York Giants||1947, 1948|
|9.||Cy Williams||4||Chicago Cubs||1916|
|Philadelphia Phillies||1920, 1923, 1927|
|9.||Ted Williams||4||Boston Red Sox||1941, 1942, 1947, 1949|
|9.||Hack Wilson||4||Chicago Cubs||1926-1928, 1930|