78. Williams has the most career home runs at Fenway Park, where he has hit 248 of his 521 career home runs. Section 42, row 37, seat 21 is the only crimson seat in right field. It commemorates Ted Williams's 502-foot home run in 1946, the largest ever hit at Fenway Park.
In addition to being the most powerful hitter in Boston baseball history, Ted Williams was also among the best hitters in baseball history. His career batting average of.440 is third all time, behind Barry Bonds and Willie Mays. His true batting title will never be known because he only played 154 games each year from 1941 to 1950. However, based on statistics available for those years, Williams' batting average would have been around.500.
During his 14-year career, Williams finished in the top three of the MVP voting five times. He won the award twice, in 1947 and 1948. The Red Sox captain led the league in hits four times, including a record 2290 in 1939. He also led the league in homers twice, in 1938 and '39. In fact, no one else has even come close since.
Ted Williams died on August 22, 2002 after suffering from brain cancer for several months.
502 feet The Red Sox eventually calculated the distance to the red seat to be 502 feet. Note from the Editor: Ted Williams blasted the longest home run in Fenway Park history 69 years ago today. The area where the ball struck a fan in the head is marked with an iconic red seat. I couldn't make out the ball. I'm assuming it's because it was so far away.
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Stanton blasted his 155th career home run on April 16, overtaking Dan Uggla to become the Marlins' all-time home run leader. Stanton launched a 467-foot home shot that cleared the left field seats at Dodger Stadium on May 12. The blast gave him 1,946 career hits, putting him in ninth place on the all-time list.
Stanton's home run mark was already guaranteed to be broken that season, as he had already signed with the Yankees prior to hitting No. 155. However, the fact that it took him so long to reach the mark is interesting. Before 2017, only four players had hit 150 or more homers: Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro. Two of those players (Sosa and McGwire) were eventually banned from baseball for their ties to steroid use, which may explain why there are now only three remaining power hitters over 150 homers. The other player, Palmeiro, has been accused by several women of sexual harassment and assault, which may also help explain why there are now fewer high-power hitters.
It's possible that baseball could introduce more divisions or leagues to increase the number of games played per year. This would lead to more at-bats, runs scored and home runs hit. If this idea gets approved then perhaps Stanton could have stayed in Miami longer than five months before hitting number two.
Mike Piazza has the most career home runs of any catcher, with 399.
On September 10, 1968, Billy Williams hit three home runs in a game, tying the Cubs' record for most home runs in a game. On April 9, 1969, Billy Williams hit four doubles in the same game, matching the National League record for doubles in a game. The Cubs lost the game 7-4.
Williams's three homers were part of a six-home run day for him, finishing with nine total hits in an 11-7 win over the Cardinals. He had been 0-for-3 before hitting his third homer, which came in the fourth inning. After the game, Williams said, "I just wanted to get a base hit."
The Cubs played in Wrigley Field through at least 1975, when they moved into Chicago's new Comiskey Park. Williams retired after that season, having played 19 years in the majors. He is one of only two players (Joe DiMaggio) to play in both the American and National Leagues during their careers. The other player is Alex Rodriguez.
Billy Williams died on August 24, 1999, at the age of 58. He was a member of the Illinois Sports Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Seventeen home runs Aaron earned his 3,500th career hit at Dodger Stadium on July 20, 1973, a single off Downing in the eighth inning, one of three singles Aaron had that night. Aaron blasted 17 home runs against Don Drysdale, the most of any pitcher he faced. Aaron's batting average was.362.
Don Drysdale was an American baseball player who played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1950 to 1959 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1960 to 1973. He was a six-time All-Star and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1956. His.542 career winning percentage is the highest of any pitcher with more than 10 years' service time. In addition, Drysdale led all pitchers in innings pitched seven times, wins four times, and saves three times.
Drysdale had a very good fastball that reached 100 miles per hour, a sharp curveball, and a changeup that was considered one of the best in baseball. He also had great control of his pitches; he walked only 38 batters in 2,409 innings over 19 seasons (including playoffs).
In 1955, when Aaron broke Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 hits, Drysdale was pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals. But because Aaron was so productive that year, opponents used him as their target to stop him from reaching the mark.
Joey Meyer of the Denver Zephyrs hit the longest confirmed home run in pro baseball history in 1987. The home run was 582 feet (177 meters) long and was hit inside Denver's Mile High Stadium. It was also the last home run ever hit at that stadium.
Meyer's homer beat out Roy Campanella's 581-foot blast in 1947 by one foot. The record has since been beaten twice - by 583-footers hit by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998 and by 584 feet from Ken Phelps in 2001.
The ball that Joey Meyer used to hit his record-breaking home run has been donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. It is on display outside the museum along with other important artifacts from baseball's past.
It may come as a surprise but the all-time leader in home runs actually plays minor league baseball. Mike Trout of the Angels is currently leading the Pacific Coast League in hits with 39 while playing for the Salt Lake City Bees. He is expected to be called up to Los Angeles soon.
Trout has already become one of the most successful hitters in MLB history and with many more years of good health he has every chance of becoming the best hitter of all time.