The 500-homer club

Originally Published: September 28, 2003
ESPN.com

500-home run club
Player HR Home Road 40+ Best Per 100
at-bats
Per 162
games
Led League
Hank Aaron 755 385 370 8 47 6.11 37 4
Babe Ruth 714 347 367 11 60 8.50 46 12
Willie Mays 660 335 325 6 52 6.07 36 4
Barry Bonds 658 323 335 6 73 7.25** 42** 2
Frank Robinson 586 321 265 1 49 5.86 34 1
Mark McGwire 583 285 298 6 70 9.42 50 4*
Harmon Killebrew 573 291 282 8 49 7.03 38 6
Reggie Jackson 563 280 283 2 47 5.71 32 4
Mike Schmidt 548 265 283 3 48 6.56 37 8
Sammy Sosa 539 289 250 6 66 6.88** 43** 2
Mickey Mantle 536 266 270 4 54 6.62 36 4
Jimmie Foxx 534 299 235 5 58 6.57 37 4
Rafael Palmeiro 528 287 241 4 47 5.48** 33** 0
Willie McCovey 521 264 257 2 45 6.36 33 3
Ted Williams 521 248 273 1 43 6.76 37 4
Ernie Banks 512 290 222 5 47 5.43 33 2
Eddie Mathews 512 238 274 4 47 6.00 35 2
Mel Ott 511 323 188 1 42 5.40 30 6
Eddie Murray 504 242 262 0 33 4.45 27 1

Next active players in line to join the club: Fred McGriff with 491, Ken Griffey Jr. with 481 and Juan Gonzalez with 429.

* McGwire led the majors with 58 home runs in 1997, but didn't lead either league because he was traded from the A's (American League) to the Cardinals (National League) in midseason.

** These numbers are through the 2002 season.