Baseball Teams with the Most Home Runs in a Single Season

Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Edgar Martinez And Jay Buhner Of The 1997 Seattle Mariners

Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey, Jr., Edgar Martinez And Jay Buhner Of The 1997 Seattle Mariners

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day looked at baseball teams with the most home runs ever, over the total course of their existence.

That was fun. But how about something a little more concrete, or meaningful?

What teams have hit the most home runs in a season?

Below are the 15 that hit at least 240, headed by the 1997 Seattle Mariners who slammed 264. They and the 2005 Texas Rangers are the only two teams to smack over 260 in one go-round.

These are modern, modern numbers. Fourteen of the 15 teams listed made their mark from 1996-on. Nine of those in the 2000’s.

Roger Maris‘ (61) and Mickey Mantle‘s (54) 1961 New York Yankees are the only anachronism. The Yankees, by the way, appear four times.

Click on the team below to see their home run hitters, courtesy my source, baseball-reference.com.

SEASON TEAM HOME RUNS
1. 1997 Seattle Mariners 264
2. 2005 Texas Rangers 260
3. 2010 Toronto Blue Jays 257
3. 1996 Baltimore Orioles 257
5. 2000 Houston Astros 249
6. 2001 Texas Rangers 246
7. 2012 New York Yankees 245
7. 1996 Seattle Mariners 245
9. 2009 New York Yankees 244
9. 2000 Toronto Blue Jays 244
9. 1999 Seattle Mariners 244
12. 1996 Oakland A’s 243
13. 2004 Chicago White Sox 242
13. 2004 New York Yankees 242
15. 1961 New York Yankees 240

Photo: Mark Harrison via seattletimes.com

Posted on August 21, 2014, in MLB Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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