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100 Greatest Home Runs of All Time

By David Schoenfield & Jeff Merron
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100 HOME RUN BREAKDOWN
Most by team:
Yankees, 22
Cardinals, 8
Giants, 8
Red Sox, 7
Dodgers, 6
Athletics, 6
Braves, 5

Players with more than one home run on the list:
Babe Ruth, 6
Mark McGwire, 3
Mickey Mantle, 3
Cal Ripken, 2
Dave Henderson, 2
George Brett, 2
Reggie Jackson, 2
Willie Mays, 2
Ted Williams, 2
Hank Greenberg, 2

Two pitchers who served up three HRs on the list:
Chan Ho Park (Barry Bonds' 71st, Fernando Tatis' second grand slam in one inning, Cal Ripken's All-Star homer)

Don Newcombe (Tommy Henrich's 1949 World Series Game 1 winner, George Sisler's 1950 pennant winner, Yogi Berra's Game 7 in 1956

[Both were Dodgers, by the way]

Pitchers who served up two HRs on the list:
Byung-Hyun Kim
Armando Benitez
Kirk McCaskill
Tom Niedenfuer
Goose Gossage
Al Downing

Only pitcher to serve up two HRs to the same player:
Goose Gossage to George Brett

1. Bill Mazeroski wins Game 7, 1960 World Series (Pirates)
2. Bobby Thomson wins 1951 playoff (Giants)
3. Hank Aaron, No. 715, breaks Babe Ruth's record (Braves)
4. Joe Carter, wins 1993 World Series, Game 6 (Blue Jays)
5. Mark McGwire, No. 62, 1998 (Cardinals)
6. Carlton Fisk, 1975 World Series, Game 6 (Red Sox)
7. Roger Maris, No. 61, 1961 (Yankees)
8. Kirk Gibson, Game 1, 1988 World Series (Dodgers)
9. Barry Bonds, No. 71, 2001 (Giants)
10. Bucky Dent, 1978 playoff game (Red Sox)

11. Kirby Puckett, 1991 World Series, Game 6, game-winner in 11th (Twins)
12. Scott Brosius, 2001 World Series, Game 5, second straight 9th-inning, game-tying HR (Yankees)
13. Reggie Jackson, third HR, 1977 World Series, Game 6 (Yankees)
14. Chris Chambliss wins 1976 ALCS (Yankees)
15. Dick Sisler, 10th-inning HR wins 1950 pennant (Phillies)
16. Ozzie Smith wins Game 5, 1985 NLCS (Cardinals)
17. Dave Henderson, 1986 ALCS, Game 5 (Red Sox)
18. Hank Greenberg, 9th-inning grand slam clinches pennant on final day, 1945 (Tigers)
19. Ted Williams homers in final at-bat (Red Sox)
20. Babe Ruth called shot, 1932 World Series (Yankees)

21. Mickey Mantle, 1952 World Series, Game 7, breaks 2-2 in 6th (Yankees)
22. Willie Stargell, 1979 World Series, Game 7, puts Pirates ahead in 6th inning (Pirates)
23. Tony Perez, 1975 World Series, Game 7, gets Reds back in game (Reds)
24. Scott Spiezio, Game 6, 2002 World Series (Angels)
25. Babe Ruth, No. 60, 1927, breaks own record (Yankees)
26. Jim Leyritz, 1996 World Series, Game 4, 3-run HR in 8th ties game (Yankees)
27. Rick Monday, 1981 NLCS Game 5, wins series in 9th inning (Dodgers)
28. David Justice, Game 6, 1995 World Series, 1-0 clincher (Braves)
29. Cal Ripken homers while breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record (Orioles)
30. Joe DiMaggio extends hitting to record 45 games with HR, 1941 (Yankees)

31. Fernando Tatis, second grand slam in one inning, 1999 (Cardinals)
32. Ed Sprague, pinch-hit 2-run HR in 9th, Game 2, 1992 World Series (Blue Jays)
33. Ken Boyer, 1964 World Series, grand slam, Game 4 (Cardinals)
34. Babe Ruth, 3rd HR, 1926 World Series, Game 4 (Yankees)
35. Babe Ruth, 3rd HR, 1928 World Series, Game 4 (Yankees)
36. Jimmie Foxx wins Game 5, 1930 World Series, with 9th-inning 2-run HR (A's)
37. Ted Williams wins 1941 All-Star Game (Red Sox)
38. Ken Griffey Sr. homers, 1990 (Mariners)
39. Ken Griffey Jr. follows with back-to-back father and son HRs (Mariners)
40. George Brett, pine-tar HR, 1983 (Royals)

41. Mark Whiten, 4th HR caps greatest individual game ever, 1993 (4 HRs, 12 RBIs)
(Cardinals)
42. Bernie Carbo, pinch-hit, 3-run HR in 8th, Game 6, 1975 World Series (Red Sox)
43. Hal Smith, 3-run HR in bottom of 8th, Game 7, 1960 World Series (Pirates)
44. Ken Kelter, 3-run HR in 4th inning of 1948 playoff vs. Red Sox (Indians)
45. Jack Clark, 3-run HR in 9th, Game 6, 1985 NLCS (Cardinals)
46. Steve Garvey, 9th-inning HR, Game 4, 1984 NLCS (Padres)
47. Gabby Hartnett, Homer in the Gloamin', 1938 pennant race (Cubs)
48. Home Run Baker, 1911 World Series, Game 3 (A's)
49. Johnny Bench, 1972 NLCS, Game 5, 9th inning (Reds)
50. Derek Jeter with help from Jeffrey Maier), Game 1, 1996 ALCS (Yankees)

51. Mickey Mantle, famed titanic HR at Griffith Stadium, 1953 (Yankees)
52. Dusty Rhodes, pinch-hit HR wins Game 1 of 1954 World Series (Giants)
53. Dave Henderson, 10th inning, Game 6, 1986 WS (Red Sox)
54. Bill Skowron, Game 7, 1958 World Series, 8th inning (Yankees)
55. Mike Scioscia, 1988 NLCS, Game 4, ties game in 9th (Dodgers)
56. George Brett, 1980 ALCS, upper-deck shot at Yankee Stadium (Royals)
57. Lenny Dykstra, 2-run, bottom-of-9th HR wins Game 3, 1986 NLCS (Mets)
58. Roberto Clemente, Game 7, 1971 World Series, gives Pirates 1-0 lead (Pirates)
59. Kent Hrbek, grand slam, Game 6, 1987 World Series (Twins)
60. Robin Ventura, walkoff grand slam turned single wins Game 5, 1999 NLCS (Mets)

5 BEST NON-MLB HOMERS
1. Warren Morris wins 1996 College World Series for LSU, 9-8 over Miami, with a two-out, two-run, bottom-of-9th home run (his first of the year).

2. Sadaharu Oh, hits 756th home run in Japanese League, 1977.

3. Josh Gibson reportedly hits only home run out of Yankee Stadium, 1934.

4. Gene Rye of Waco in the Texas League hits third home run in one inning, 1930.

5. Florida State infielder Marshall McDougall hits sixth home in one game, 1999.

61. Mel Ott, top of 10th inning, Game 5 clincher, 1933 World Series (Giants)
62. Eddie Mathews, 2-run HR in 10th, Game 4, 1957 World Series (Braves)
63. Hank Blalock wins 2003 All-Star Game, gives home-field advantage to AL (Rangers)
64. Babe Ruth final three HRs, including longest HR in Forbes Field history (Braves)
65. Tony Fernandez, 11th-inning HR wins ALCS, Game 6, 1997 ALCS (Indians)
66. Casey Stengel, top-of-9th inside-the-parker wins Game 1, 1923 World Series (Giants)
67. Mark McGwire, No. 70, 1998 (Cardinals)
68. Sammy Sosa, No. 66, 1998 -- puts him temporarily ahead of McGwire on final weekend (Cubs)
69. Scott Hatteberg, bottom-of-9th HR wins 20th straight game for A's, 2002 (A's)
70. Yogi Berra, second two-run HR, Game 7, 1956 World Series (Yankees)

71. Alfonso Soriano, go-ahead HR in Game 7, 8th inning, 2001 World Series (Yankees)
72. Edgar Martinez, 8th-inning grand slam of great 1995 ALDS, Game 4 (Mariners)
73. Mickey Mantle, monumental blast wins Game 3, 1964 World Series (and passes Ruth on all-time WS HR list)
(Yankees)
74. Joe Adcock ruins Harvey Haddix's perfect game/no-hitter, 1959 (Braves)
75. Tommy Henrich wins Game 1, 1949 World Series, 1-0 in bottom of 9th (Yankees)
76. Willie Mays, 8th inning on final day of 1962 to win 2-1 as Giants tie for pennant (Giants)
77. Tino Martinez, game-tying, bottom-of-9th, 2-run HR, Game 4, 2001 World Series (Yankees)
78. Stan Musial wins 1955 All-Star Game in bottom of 12th inning (Cardinals)
79. Shawn Green, 4th HR caps 6-for-6 game with record 19 total bases, 2002 (Dodgers)
80. Johnny Lindell, 8th-inning HR beats Red Sox 5-4 to tie pennant on next-to-last day, 1949 (Yankees)

81. Billy Hatcher ties Game 6 of 1986 NLCS in 14th inning (Astros)
82. Babe Ruth homers in first game ever at Yankee Stadium, 1923 (Yankees)
83. Bert Campaneris, 1973 World Series, Game 7, gives A's 2-0 lead (A's)
84. Frank Robinson homers in first game by a black manager, 1975 (Indians)
85. Al Weis, 1969 World Series, Game 5 (Mets)
86. Steve Yeager go-ahead HR in Game 5, 1981 WS (Dodgers)
87. Hank Greenberg returns from service, July 1945, and homers in first game back (Tigers)
88. Robin Yount homers twice against O's on final day as Brewers win pennant, 1982 (Brewers)
89. Reggie Jackson, huge blast at Tiger Stadium, 1971 All-Star Game (A's)
90. Mark McGwire hits two mammoth home runs into Kingdome upper deck in one inning, 1996 (A's)

91. Mike Schmidt, HR in 11th beats rival Expos to clinch pennant, 1980 (Phillies)
92. Willie Mays ends 0-0 duel in 16th inning -- Spahn and Marichal went all the way (Giants)
93. Johnny Callison, bottom-of-ninth 3-run HR wins 1964 All-Star Game (Phillies)
94. Carl Yastrzemski, 1967 pennant race, 3-run HR on next-to-last day (Red Sox)
95. Cal Ripken homers in final All-Star Game, 2001 (Orioles)
96. Joe Morgan homers to eliminate archrival Dodgers on final day, 1982 (Giants)
97. Rick Wise, hits two HRs while pitching no-hitter, 1971 (Phillies)
98. Harold Baines, May 9, 1984, ends 25-inning game (White Sox)
99. Dick Nen, clutch pennant race home run, 1963 (Dodgers)
100. Carlos Martinez homers off Jose Canseco's head, 1993 (Indians)