Top 20 Left-Handed Hitters with the Most Home Runs in Baseball History

Barry Bonds Hits Home Run No. 715 To Become The All-Time Lefty Leader

Barry Bonds Hits Home Run No. 715 To Become The All-Time Lefty Leader

Let’s break up one of the all-time hallowed baseball rankings – career home runs – by side of the plate. First, lefties (and later we’ll check out the righties).

But today, it’s Barry Bonds‘ list, or if you’re not into PEDs, Babe Ruth‘s.

These are the top 20 left-handed hitters with the most homers, but there’s an issue. It’s not just Bonds. There’s Rafael Palmeiro and Jason Giambi, for sure – and likely several others in there who helped “contribute” to the Steroid Era.

So, what to do? What to do? I’ve got my opinions and suspicions. Some agree with the mainstream and others are flyers.

How about you?

Let’s do it this way. I’ve posted “the next 10,” helping you create your own top 20 in case you want to throw a few of these guys out of the picture.

TOP 20 LEFT-HANDED HITTERS, MOST CAREER HOME RUNS

PLAYER CAREER HOME RUNS ALL-TIME RANK CAREER SPAN
1. Barry Bonds 762 1 1986-2007
2. Babe Ruth 714 3 1914-1935
3. Ken Griffey 630 6 1989-2010
4. Jim Thome 612 7 1991-2012
5. Rafael Palmeiro 569 12 1986-2005
6. Reggie Jackson 563 13 1967-1987
7. Willie McCovey 521 18 1959-1980
7. Ted Williams 521 18 1939-1960
9. Eddie Mathews 512 22 1952-1968
10. Mel Ott 511 24 1926-1947
11. Lou Gehrig 493 27 1923-1939
11. Fred McGriff 493 27 1986-2004
13. Stan Musial 475 29 1941-1963
13. Willie Stargell 475 29 1962-1982
15. Carlos Delgado 473 31 1993-2009
16. Adam Dunn 457 35 2001-present
16. David Ortiz 457 35 1997-present
18. Carl Yastrzemski 452 37 1961-1983
19. Jason Giambi 440 41 1995-present
20. Billy Williams 426 48 1959-1976

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NEXT 10

21. Darrell Evans 414 49 1969-1989
22. Duke Snider 407 51 1947-1964
23. Jim Edmonds 393 56 1993-2010
24. Graig Nettles 390 58 1967-1988
25. Harold Baines 384 61 1980-2001
26. Larry Walker 383 62 1989-2005
27. Norm Cash 377 70 1958-1974
28. Todd Helton 369 76 1997-2013
29. Johnny Mize 359 83 1936-1953
30. Yogi Berra 358 84 1946-1965

Photo: Lea Suzuki, Chronicle via sfgate.com

Posted on August 5, 2014, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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