All Time Greatest Home Run Hitters

Steroid suspicion or not, they gave us some memorable moments.
The Top Ten
1 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

Look at the stats. He hit more homers in one year than entire teams did. He was so far ahead of anyone in his era, it's not even close. I wonder how he would have done in today's game.

No steroids and he pitched for a few seasons, so not as many at-bats.

Really great baseball player. He was always my idol in baseball.

2 Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was an American Major League Baseball right fielder who served as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

Hank Aaron is still the all-time home run leader in my book. Using steroids is a way of cheating the game of baseball, and cheating, like in everything else, gets you disqualified.

Excelled during a time when pitchers ruled the league.

Awesome. He would have had the most home runs if Barry Bonds had not taken steroids.

3 Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Never picked up the steroids, and you'd get Hall of Fame votes.

Drop the steroids, and you still got Hall of Fame stats.

4 Willie Mays Willie Howard Mays Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid," was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets.

Willie Mays would have had more homers if he hadn't served in the army for two of his prime years and if he hadn't played his home games in unusually spacious ballparks.

Missed two years in his prime and played at Candlestick Park, where home runs went to die. Would have otherwise been the first to break Ruth's record.

I would rank him higher than Hank Aaron. If only he had played in a hitter-friendly ballpark.

5 Ken Griffey Jr. George Kenneth Griffey Jr. nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.

Only player from the steroid era who didn't cheat. Despite all his injuries, he likely could have had the most home runs of all time if he had been healthier. Very underrated and unappreciated due to the cheaters like Bonds, Rodriguez, and McGwire.

Most exciting player I've ever seen. He did it all.

Ken had the sweetest swing in baseball.

6 Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.
7 Mickey Mantle
8 Reggie Jackson Reginald Martinez Jackson is an American former professional baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons for the Kansas City / Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and California Angels of Major League Baseball.

Tougher and stronger than anyone from the steroids era.

9 Chris Davis
10 Frank Thomas Frank Edward Thomas Jr., nicknamed "the Big Hurt", is an American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter.
The Contenders
11 Mark McGwire

Most home runs per at-bat = best home run hitter of all time. Period.

12 Ted Williams

The Splendid Splinter's greatest moments are highlighted in his 1966 Hall of Fame Plaque: Batted .406 in 1941. Led A.L. in batting 6 times, slugging percentage 9 times, total bases 6 times, runs scored 6 times, and bases on balls 8 times. His total hits were 2,654, including 521 home runs, with a lifetime batting average of .344 and a lifetime slugging average of .634. He was the Most Valuable A.L. Player in 1946 and 1949, played in 18 All-Star Games, and was named Player of the Decade for 1951-1960.

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Another great that lost years to the military (WWII and again in Korea).

13 Frank Robinson

Most underrated on this list. He didn't have the hype factor like Mantle or Mays but was arguably a better power hitter than both.

14 Josh Gibson

He was known as the black Babe Ruth, and rightfully so. He was said to have hit 74 home runs in one season. He was a pure power hitter.

15 Roger Maris

Roger had the courage not to use steroids to hit 61. Instead, he had the courage to prove he was that good in a city known for champions.

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Why is there even a discussion? One full season, the most home runs. Period.

16 Jim Thome
17 Harmon Killebrew
18 George Brett

Although not known primarily as a home run hitter, he is best remembered for two notable ones. In Game 3 of the 1980 American League Championship Series, trailing 2-1 at New York's Yankee Stadium, Brett silenced the vocal crowd with a crushing 3-run home run that sent the Royals to the World Series. The Yankees would not be swept again in the postseason until 2012.

Then, of course, there was the Pine Tar Game, where Brett burst out of the dugout after his home run was controversially nullified, a decision later overturned.

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19 Albert Pujols José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.
20 Giancarlo Stanton Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
21 David Ortiz David Américo Ortiz Arias, nicknamed "Big Papi," is a Dominican American former professional baseball designated hitter and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also with the Minnesota Twins.
22 Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname... read more
23 Evan Longoria
24 Eddie Murray

I pick Eddie because he hit over 500 home runs in his career (504). Some baseball fans may not know that Eddie had so much power. He once led the American League in home runs during the strike-shortened 1981 season and was a World Series Champion in 1983, clinching the title in Game 5 on a Sunday against NFL TV competition. Eddie played in 8 All-Star Games and is forever a part of Baltimore Orioles history.

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25 Jimmie Foxx
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