The 500 Home Run Club

The 500 Home Run Club

 

When Babe Ruth hit his 500th homerun in 1929, he essentially established the 500 Homerun Club, as no other player had ever hit 500 homeruns. In fact, he had twice as many homeruns as the next big homerun hitter of that era. Today, the 500 Homerun Club is considered to be the cutoff mark between a good homerun hitter and a great homerun hitter.

As of September 2015, there are 27 players in the 500 Homerun Club, with Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron ahead of the Babe.

 

500+ Home Run Club
Rank Player Home Runs Date of 500th Seasons Teams
1 Barry Bonds 762 4/17/2001 1986-2007 Pittsburgh, San Francisco
2 Hank Aaron 755 7/14/1968 1954-76 Milwaukee/Atlanta, Milwaukee (AL)
3 Babe Ruth 714 8/11/1929 1914-35 Boston (AL), NY (AL), Boston (NL)
4 Alex Rodriguez 696 08/04/2007 1994-2016 Seattle, Texas, NY
5 Willie Mays 660 9/13/1965 1951-73 NY/San Francisco, NY (NL)
6 Ken Griffey, Jr. 630 6/20/2004 1989-2010 Seattle, Cincinatti
7 Jim Thome 612 9/16/2007 1991-2012 Cleve, Phila, CHW, LAD, MINN, Cleve, Phila, Balt
8 Sammy Sosa 609 4/4/2003 1989-2007 Texas, Chi (AL), Chi (NL), Baltimore
9 Frank Robinson 586 9/13/1971 1956-76 Cincinatti, Balto, LA, California, Cleveland
10 Mark McGwire 583 8/5/1999 1986-2001 Oakland, St. Louis
11 Harmon Killebrew 573 8/10/1971 1954-75 Washington/Minn Kansas City
12 Rafael Palmiero 569 5/11/2003 1986-2006 Chi (NL), Baltimore Texas
13 Reggie Jackson 563 9/17/1984 1967-87 KC/Oakland, Balto, NY (AL), California
14 Albert Pujols 500* 4/22/2014 2001- STL, LAA
15 Manny Ramirez 555 5/31/2008 1993-2011 Cleveland, Boston (AL), LA (NL)
16 Mike Schmidt 548 4/18/1987 1972-89 Philadelphia (NL)
17 David Ortiz 541 9/12/2015 1997- MINN, Bos
18 Mickey Mantle 536 5/14/1967 1951-1968 NY (AL)
19 Jimmie Foxx 534 9/24/1940 1925-42, 1944-45 Philadelphia (AL), Boston (AL)
20 Willie McCovey 521 6/30/1978 1959-80 San Francisco, San Diego
20 Ted Williams 521 6/17/1960 1939-42, 1946-60 Boston (AL)
20 Frank Thomas 521 6/28/2007 1990-2009 Chicago (AL), Oakland, Toronto
21 Ernie Banks 512 5/12/1970 1953-71 Chi (NL)
21 Eddie Mathews 512 07/14/1967 1952-1968 Bos (NL)/MIL/ATL, HOU, DET
22 Mel Ott 511 8/1/1945 1926-47 NY (NL)
23 Gary Sheffield 509 4/17/2009 1988-2009 MIL, SD, FLA, LAD, ATL, NYY, DET, NYM
24 Eddie Murray 504 9/6/1996 1977-97 Balto, LA, NY (NL), Cleveland, California

*- As of 10/23/16

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