Barry Bonds, who also owns the most home runs in his career, established the current single-season record of 73 in 2001. The previous record was 72, which was hit by Pete Rose in 1975 and 1976. He is not only the most powerful hitter in baseball today but also one of the most polarizing figures in sports history.
Rose has been banned from baseball for life for gambling on games he played in. He has denied any wrongdoing and says he will not appeal the decision.
Bonds received many negative comments for his role as a drug user during his career. In 2007, he was convicted of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying under oath about how he obtained performance-enhancing drugs. He served three months in prison and began serving out his sentence last month.
The most valuable player award is given to the person who has done the most to win games for their team. In this case, it's Barry Bonds. His achievements on and off the field have made him a favorite with many fans. In addition, he has been able to help his team achieve great success. Before 2005, no one had ever hit 70 or more home runs in a season. Now that record has been broken multiple times.
Bonds, Barry With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds owns the major league baseball home run record. On August 7, 2007, he surpassed Hank Aaron, who had reached 755. Babe Ruth, with 714 home runs, is the only other player to have hit 700 or more.
Bonds's record will be hard to beat since there has not been much power at bats over the past few years. The current leader in homers per plate appearance is Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays with one per every 2.4 batters faced. Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees are both close behind with one per 2.7 batters faced.
It used to be thought that Ruth was unbreakable, but now it appears that he too is subject to some kind of human limitation. No one has hit more than his total for nearly 30 years. It's possible that someone may break this record out from under him: David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox has 644 career homers and is only 42 years old. He has several good seasons left in him.
In conclusion, Barry Bonds has the most home runs in MLB history.
Records in one's career Most seasons with at least 40 home runs most seasons with 40 home runs in a row Most seasons with at least 30 home runs Most seasons with 30 home runs in a row Most seasons with at least 20 home runs most seasons with 20 home runs in a row most seasons as the league's home run leader Most straight seasons as league home run leader
With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds owns the major league baseball home run record. On August 7, 2007, he surpassed Hank Aaron, who had reached 755.
Most seasons with at least 40 home runs
|Ken Griffey Jr.||7|
Stivetts had previously held the record, having hit seven in 1890. Ferrell, Lemon, Don Newcombe, Don Drysdale (twice), Wilson, and Mike Hampton are the only pitchers who have hit seven home runs in a season since 1931.
A pitcher can hit a home run if a ball hits off the wall in play at any time during its flight from the pitcher's hand to the catcher's tag on any part of the batter's body except his head. If this happens, the umpire should call "out" instead of "safe". If the ball hits the batter anywhere other than above the shoulders, it is considered a homer unless the ball bounces over the fence before reaching the ground. The only exception to this rule is if the ball is caught on the fly by a fielder; in that case, it is not considered a home run unless it leaves the field of play.
There have been many attempts to break Stivetts' record over the years, but none has been successful as of 2014. Ken Williams is the current leader with 52 home runs in 1974. He was one of six players to hit five or more homers in a single season between 1990 and 1999 (along with Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Greg Vaughn).
Fifty home runs in a season is an impressive feat. In big league history, there have only been 46 50-homer seasons. The story of 50-homer seasons started in the 1920s, during the Live Ball Era, when Babe Ruth hit 54. In fact, no one other than Ruth hit 50 or more home runs until Hack Wilson hit 56 in 1930. Since then only Mike Schmidt (61) and Sammy Sosa (65) have hit more than 60 home runs.
It takes about 3 million bats to meet the demand of the major leagues. Bats are used primarily by baseball players but also by members of other sports teams who wear batting helmets. A new bat has over 100 hours of labor involved in its creation. The wood comes from clear-cut forests and can be toxic if not handled properly. Most major league balls are made of rubber or cork. They range in size from 30-35 inches in diameter and weigh between 18-20 ounces each.
The major leagues require that all baseballs be at least 1.5 inches in diameter. This ensures enough air can move through the ball for it to remain soft. If the ball becomes too hard, it could cause serious injury due to its increased speed when struck with maximum force.
During World War II, when rubber and other material shortages prevented the manufacture of new balls, veteran players wore hollowed-out wooden bats during games to avoid being banned from play.
Barry Bonds' Single-Season Leaders & Records for On-Base%
|Rank||Player (age that year)||On-Base%|
|1.||Barry Bonds (39)||.6094|
|2.||Barry Bonds (37)||.5817|
|3.||Josh Gibson+ (31)||.5596|
|4.||Ted Williams+ (22)||.5528|
Single-Season Leaders and Records in On-Base and Slugging
|Rank||Player (age that year)||On-Base Plus Slugging|
|1.||Barry Bonds (39)||1.4217|
|2.||Barry Bonds (37)||1.3807|
|3.||Babe Ruth+ (25)||1.3791|
|4.||Barry Bonds (36)||1.3785|