Baseball Teams with the Most Total Home Runs of All Time (1876-Today)

The New York Yankees, Led By Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle And Lou Gehrig, Have Hit More Home Runs Than Any Other Franchise

The New York Yankees, Led By Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle And Lou Gehrig, Have Hit More Home Runs Than Any Other Franchise

So what team has the most home runs ever in all of the land of professional baseball history, since the very, very beginnings (we’re talking 1876) of the game? The Bronx Bombers, of course.

The New York Yankees are on the verge of 15,000 bombs – and they weren’t even around for the first 27 years.

Surely, though, “being around” helps a franchise to the tops of today’s list of all the home runs ever, by team. The top 16 teams on it trace their origins to 1901 or earlier (except for the Yanks, who were founded in 1903).

But that’s sort of unfair to those teams that just haven’t been around that long – like the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, the youngest franchises at 17 years of age.

So, how about a second list – one that averages all those home runs over the number of seasons a franchise has been in play? Check that one out below, too.

With the uptick in home runs over the decades (and the dead ball of the first several decades), the average list looks almost like an inverse of the total list.

Still, some older teams make impressive appearances, most notably the Yankees again and three teams deriving from the 1960’s (Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels).

Tops on average? The Colorado Rockies, of course, thanks in part to that thin air.

TOTAL HOME RUNS

TEAM TOTAL HOME RUNS 1ST SEASON
1. New York Yankees 14,970 1903
2. San Francisco Giants 13,957 1883
3. Chicago Cubs 13,319 1876
4. Atlanta Braves 13,071 1876
5. Detroit Tigers 12,973 1901
6. Boston Red Sox 12,692 1901
7. Cincinnati Reds 12,456 1882
8. Baltimore Orioles 12,362 1901
9. Philadelphia Phillies 12,348 1883
10. Oakland Athletics 12,254 1901
11. Cleveland Indians 12,169 1901
12. Los Angeles Dodgers 11,854 1884
13. St. Louis Cardinals 11,303 1882
14. Pittsburgh Pirates 10,751 1882
15. Chicago White Sox 10,622 1901
16. Minnesota Twins 9,994 1901
17. Texas Rangers 8,250 1961
18. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7,300 1961
19. Milwaukee Brewers 6,781 1969
20. New York Mets 6,607 1962
21. Houston Astros 6,284 1962
22. Toronto Blue Jays 6,147 1977
23. Washington Nationals 5,823 1969
24. Seattle Mariners 5,742 1977
25. San Diego Padres 5,480 1969
26. Kansas City Royals 5,456 1969
27. Colorado Rockies 3,891 1993
28. Miami Marlins 3,149 1993
29. Arizona Diamondbacks 2,815 1998
30. Tampa Bay Rays 2,634 1998

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AVERAGE HOME RUNS PER SEASON

TEAM AVERAGE HOME RUNS PER SEASON TOTAL HOME RUNS SEASONS 1ST SEASON
1. Colorado Rockies 176.86 3,891 22 1993
2. Arizona Diamondbacks 165.59 2,815 17 1998
3. Toronto Blue Jays 161.76 6,147 38 1977
4. Tampa Bay Rays 154.94 2,634 17 1998
5. Texas Rangers 152.78 8,250 54 1961
6. Seattle Mariners 151.11 5,742 38 1977
7. Milwaukee Brewers 147.41 6,781 46 1969
8. Miami Marlins 143.14 3,149 22 1993
9. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 135.19 7,300 54 1961
10. New York Yankees 133.66 14,970 112 1903
11. Washington Nationals 126.59 5,823 46 1969
12. New York Mets 124.66 6,607 53 1962
13. San Diego Padres 119.13 5,480 46 1969
14. Kansas City Royals 118.61 5,456 46 1969
15. Houston Astros 118.57 6,284 53 1962
16. Detroit Tigers 113.80 12,973 114 1901
17. Boston Red Sox 111.33 12,692 114 1901
18. Baltimore Orioles 108.44 12,362 114 1901
19. Oakland Athletics 107.49 12,254 114 1901
20. Cleveland Indians 106.75 12,169 114 1901
21. San Francisco Giants 105.73 13,957 132 1883
22. Chicago Cubs 95.82 13,319 139 1876
23. Atlanta Braves 94.04 13,071 139 1876
24. Cincinnati Reds 93.65 12,456 133 1882
25. Philadelphia Phillies 93.55 12,348 132 1883
26. Chicago White Sox 93.18 10,622 114 1901
27. Los Angeles Dodgers 90.49 11,854 131 1884
28. Minnesota Twins 87.67 9,994 114 1901
29. St. Louis Cardinals 84.98 11,303 133 1882
30. Pittsburgh Pirates 80.83 10,751 133 1882

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