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

Still The Most Home Runs By A Right-Handed Hitter Ever, Hank Aaron

Still The Most Home Runs By A Right-Handed Hitter Ever, Hank Aaron

Just a few days ago Sports List of the Day checked out left-handed hitters with the most career home runs. So, why not break down the all-time leaders by the right side, too?

And as with the lefties (including the overall all-time leader, Barry Bonds), this list is littered with alleged, admitted, suspected and so on steroid and PED users.

Below, three of the top six righty home run leaders are muscle-deep in suspicion, admission and damning evidence. That would be Alex Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.

So, as with the lefties, I’ve provided “the next 10,” which gives you, the reader, substitution power. Even the next 10 have some doubt, but all together, you can come up with your own personal, clean top 20.

At least the two men at the very top here, Hank Aaron and Willie Mays, are beyond suspicion.

By the way, what about switch hitters? Well, the top 10 with the most home runs (and 10 other statistical categories) are here in a two-parter: Part 1 and Part 2.

TOP 20 RIGHT-HANDED HITTERS, MOST CAREER HOME RUNS

PLAYER CAREER HOME RUNS ALL-TIME RANK CAREER SPAN
1. Hank Aaron 755 2 1954-1976
2. Willie Mays 660 4 1951-1973
3. Alex Rodriguez 654 5 1994-present
4. Sammy Sosa 609 8 1989-2007
5. Frank Robinson 586 9 1956-1976
6. Mark McGwire 583 10 1986-2001
7. Harmon Killebrew 573 11 1954-1975
8. Manny Ramirez 555 14 1993-2011
9. Mike Schmidt 548 15 1972-1989
10. Jimmie Foxx 534 17 1925-1945
11. Frank Thomas 521 18 1990-2008
12. Albert Pujols 513 21 2001-present
13. Ernie Banks 512 22 1953-1971
14. Gary Sheffield 509 25 1988-2009
15. Dave Winfield 465 33 1973-1995
16. Jose Canseco 462 34 1985-2001
17. Jeff Bagwell 449 38 1991-2005
17. Vladimir Guerrero 449 38 1996-2011
19. Dave Kingman 442 40 1971-1986
20. Paul Konerko 439 42 1997-present

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NEXT 10

21. Andre Dawson 438 43 1976-1996
22. Juan Gonzalez 434 44 1989-2005
22. Andruw Jones 434 44 1996-2012
24. Cal Ripken 431 46 1981-2001
25. Mike Piazza 427 47 1992-2007
26. Alfonso Soriano 412 50 1999-present
27. Andres Galarraga 399 52 1985-2004
27. Al Kaline 399 52 1953-1974
29. Dale Murphy 398 54 1976-1993
30. Joe Carter 396 55 1983-1998

Photo: Bud Skinner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution via wabe.org

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