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How many MLB players hit 500 home runs?
Throughout MLB history, there have only been 28 players who joined the 500 home run club (as of 2021). On August 11, 1929, Babe Ruth became the charter member of the club. It would be 11 years before a second player accomplished the feat. 11 of the 28 players hit their 500th homer in the 2000s.
Who hit 600 career home runs?
Here is a quick look at the nine sluggers who belted at least 600 dingers.
- 1) Barry Bonds: 762. 600th HR: Aug.
- 2) Hank Aaron: 755. 600th HR: April 27, 1971.
- 3) Babe Ruth: 714. 600th HR: Aug.
- 4) Alex Rodriguez: 696. 600th HR: Aug.
- 5) Albert Pujols: 679.
- 6) Willie Mays: 660.
- 7) Ken Griffey Jr.: 630.
- 8) Jim Thome: 612.
Who are the Major League Baseball players with 600 home runs?
Alex Rodriguez (696), Willie Mays (660), Albert Pujols (654), Ken Griffey, Jr. (630), Jim Thome (612), and Sammy Sosa (609) are the only other players to have hit 600 or more. Listed are all Major League Baseball players with 219 or more home runs hit during official regular season games (i.e., excluding playoffs or exhibition games).
Who is the all time leader in home runs in baseball?
Barry Bonds holds the record for most career home runs, hitting 762 over his 22-year career. This is a list of the top 300 Major League Baseball leaders in home runs hit. In the sport of baseball, a home run is a hit in which the batter scores by circling all the bases and reaching home plate in one play, without the benefit of a fielding error.
Who was the youngest player to hit 600 home runs?
A-Rod became the youngest player to reach the milestone at 35 years and eight days of age, passing Ruth (36 years, 196 days), but his 46 at-bats between homers 599 and 600 were the longest any member had to wait before knocking the big blast.
How did Jim Thome get to 600 home runs?
Swinging through aches and pains in his toe and his quad, Thome got the job done by launching his 599th and 600th homers in the same contest against the Tigers at spacious Comerica Park. Thome needed only 8,167 at-bats to reach 600 dingers, the second-fewest of anyone in this club behind Ruth at 6,921.