When asked who the leading home run hitter in history is, most baseball fans will undoubtedly name Barry Bonds. But, when looking at every Major League Baseball (MLB)’s leading home run scorer, Bonds doesn’t make the list in spite of hitting the ball out of the park 762 times. Neither does Alex Rodriguez, who nearly hit the 700 home run mark in his career, or Frank Robinson, who approached 600. In spite of baseball changing considerably in approximately 150 years of its inception, there are legends who have remained atop of the home run chart for several of the 30 MLB teams. 

In the following list, you can take a look at every team’s historic home run leader. You might recognize some of them, you might reminisce on others, but you will definitely appreciate the significant contribution every athlete has made to the game, ranging from Babe Ruth to Ryan Braun, from Hank Aaron to Giancarlo Stanton, and from Willie Mays to Evan Longoria. Join us on a journey looking back at 30 bonafide MLB legends, first looking at the amount of home runs struck for their particular team and then reviewing their overall career numbers. 

 

 

AL East 

Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr, 21 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Orioles: 431
  • Career games: 3,001
  • At Bats: 11,551
  • Runs scored: 1,647
  • Hits: 3,184
  • Doubles: 603
  • Triples: 44
  • Batting Average: .276

Boston Red Sox: Ted Williams, 19 years in the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Red Sox: 521 
  • Career games: 2,292
  • At Bats: 7,706
  • Runs scored: 1,798
  • Hits: 2,654
  • Doubles: 525
  • Triples: 71
  • Batting average: .344

New York Yankees: Babe Ruth, 15 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Yankees: 714
  • Career games: 2,503
  • At Bats: 8,399
  • Runs scored: 2,174
  • Hits: 2,873
  • Doubles: 506
  • Triples: 136
  • Batting average: .342

Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria, 10 years with the franchise. 

*Total statistics accurate as of 9/20/2021. 

  • Home Runs for the Rays: 261. 
  • Career games: 1,812 
  • At Bats: 6,788 
  • Runs scored: 957 
  • Hits: 1,813
  • Doubles: 407
  • Triples: 26
  • Batting average: .267

Toronto Blue Jays: Carlos Delgado, 12 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Blue Jays: 336 
  • Career games: 2,035 
  • At Bats: 7,283 
  • Runs scored: 1,241 
  • Hits: 2,038
  • Doubles: 483
  • Triples: 18 
  • Batting average: .280

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Frank Thomas, 16 years with the franchise.

  • Home Runs for the White Sox: 448 
  • Career Games: 2,322
  • At Bats: 8,199
  • Runs scored: 1,494
  • Hits: 2,468
  • Doubles: 495
  • Triples: 12
  • Batting average: .301

Cleveland Indians: Jim Thome, 13 total years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Indians: 337
  • Career games: 2,543
  • At bats: 8,422
  • Runs scored: 1,583
  • Hits: 2,328
  • Doubles: 451
  • Triples: 26
  • Batting average: .276

Detroit Tigers: Al Kaline, 22 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Tigers: 399
  • Career games: 2,834
  • At bats: 10,116
  • Runs scored: 1,622
  • Hits: 3,007
  • Doubles: 498    
  • Triples: 75
  • Batting average: .297

Kansas City Royals: George Brett, 21 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Royals: 317
  • Career games: 2,707
  • At bats: 10,349
  • Runs scored: 1,583
  • Hits: 3,154
  • Doubles: 665
  • Triples: 137
  • Batting average: .305

Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins: Harmon Killebrew, 21 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Senators / Twins: 559 
  • Career games: 2,435
  • At bats: 8,147
  • Runs scored: 1,283
  • Hits: 2,086
  • Doubles: 290
  • Triples: 24
  • Batting average: .256

AL West

Houston Astros: Jeff Bagwell, 15 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Astros: 449
  • Career games: 2,150
  • At bats: 7,797
  • Runs scored: 1,517
  • Hits: 2,314
  • Doubles: 488
  • Triples: 32
  • Batting average: .297

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout, 11 years with the franchise.

*Total statistics accurate as of 9/20/2021. 

  • Home Runs for the Angels: 310
  • Career games: 1,288
  • At bats: 4,656
  • Runs scored: 967
  • Hits: 1,419
  • Doubles: 268
  • Triples: 49
  • Batting average: .305

Oakland Athletics: Mark McGwire, 11 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the A’s: 363
  • Career games: 1,874
  • At bats: 6,187
  • Runs scored: 1,167
  • Hits: 1,626
  • Doubles: 252
  • Triples: 6
  • Batting average: .263

Seattle Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr., 13 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Mariners: 417
  • Career games: 2,671
  • At bats: 9,801
  • Runs scored: 1,662
  • Hits: 2,781
  • Doubles: 524
  • Triples: 38
  • Batting average: .284

Texas Rangers: Juan González, 12 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Rangers: 372 
  • Career games: 1,689 
  • At bats: 6,556
  • Runs scored: 1,061
  • Hits: 1,936
  • Doubles: 388
  • Triples: 25
  • Batting average: .295

NL East 

Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves: Hank Aaron, 21 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Braves: 733
  • Career games: 3,298
  • At bats: 12,364
  • Runs scored: 2,174
  • Hits: 3,771
  • Doubles: 624
  • Triples: 98
  • Batting average: .305

Florida / Miami Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton, 8 years with the franchise. 

*Total statistics accurate as of 9/21/2021. 

  • Home Runs for the Marlins: 267
  • Career games: 1,313
  • At bats: 4,798
  • Runs scored: 755
  • Hits: 1,286
  • Doubles: 262
  • Triples: 11
  • Batting average: .268

New York Mets: Darryl Strawberry, 8 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Mets: 252
  • Career games: 1,583
  • At bats: 5,418
  • Runs scored: 898
  • Hits: 1,401
  • Doubles: 256
  • Triples: 38
  • Batting average: .259

Philadelphia Phillies: Mike Schmidt, 18 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Phillies: 548
  • Career games: 2,404
  • At bats: 8,352
  • Runs scored: 1,506
  • Hits: 2,234
  • Doubles: 408
  • Triples: 59
  • Batting average: .267

Washington Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman, 17 years with the franchise.

*Total statistics accurate as of 9/21/2021, Zimmerman declined to play the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Home Runs for the Nationals: 270
  • Career games: 1,792
  • At bats: 6,641
  • Runs scored: 962
  • Hits: 1,843
  • Doubles: 415
  • Triples: 22
  • Batting average: .278

NL Central 

Chicago Cubs: Sammy Sosa, 13 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Cubs: 545
  • Career games: 2,354
  • At bats: 8,813
  • Runs scored: 1,475
  • Hits: 2,408
  • Doubles: 379
  • Triples: 45
  • Batting average: .273

Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Bench, 17 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Reds: 389. 
  • Career games: 2,158
  • At bats: 7,658
  • Runs scored: 1,091
  • Hits: 2,048
  • Doubles: 381
  • Triples: 24
  • Batting average: .267

Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun, 14 seasons with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Brewers: 346
  • Career games: 1,766
  • At bats: 6,622
  • Runs scored: 1,080
  • Hits: 1,963
  • Doubles: 408
  • Triples: 49
  • Batting average: .296

Pittsburgh Pirates: Willie Stargell, 21 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Pirates: 475
  • Career games: 2,360
  • At bats: 7,927
  • Runs scored: 1,195
  • Hits: 2,232
  • Doubles: 423
  • Triples: 55
  • Batting average: .282

St. Louis Cardinals: Stan Musial, 22 years with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Cardinals: 475
  • Career games: 3,026
  • At bats: 10,972
  • Runs scored: 1,949
  • Hits: 3,630
  • Doubles: 725
  • Triples: 177
  • Batting percentage: .331

NL West 

Arizona Diamondbacks: Luis Gonzalez, 8 years with the franchise.

  • Home Runs for the ‘D-Backs’: 224
  • Career games: 2,591
  • At bats: 9,157
  • Runs scored: 1,412
  • Hits: 2,591
  • Doubles: 596
  • Triples: 68
  • Batting percentage: .283

Colorado Rockies: Todd Helton, 17 seasons with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Rockies: 369
  • Career games: 2,247
  • At bats: 7,962
  • Runs scored: 1,401
  • Hits: 2,519
  • Doubles: 592
  • Triples: 37
  • Batting percentage: .316

Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers: Duke Snider, 16 seasons with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Dodgers: 389
  • Career games: 2,143
  • At bats: 7,161
  • Runs scored: 1,259
  • Hits: 2,116
  • Doubles: 358
  • Triples: 85
  • Batting percentage: .295


 
San Diego Padres: Nate Colbert, 6 years with the franchise.

  • Home Runs for the Padres: 163
  • Career games: 1,004
  • At bats: 3,422
  • Runs scored: 481 
  • Hits: 833
  • Doubles: 141
  • Triples: 25
  • Batting percentage: .243

New York / San Francisco Giants: Willie Mays, 21 seasons with the franchise. 

  • Home Runs for the Giants: 646 
  • Career games: 2,992
  • At bats: 10,881 
  • Runs scored: 2,062
  • Hits: 3,283
  • Doubles: 523
  • Triples: 140
  • Batting percentage: .302