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A home run is a hit that allows the batter to touch all four bases and score a run. It typically involves the ball going over the fence in fair territory, but an inside-the-park home run is also a home run. Home runs are also called "homers" and are typically abbreviated "HR."

In today's modern era of baseball, the home run is the sexiest stat. "Chicks dig the longball". At least that's how the saying goes. The ball gets hit over the wall and the player goes all the way around the bases to score. It's the easiest and quickest way to score a run.

A look at the all-time home run leaders by season can be found here.

Home Run Leaders

Career
1 Hank Aaron 755
2 Barry Bonds 722
3 Babe Ruth 714
4 Willie Mays 660
5 Sammy Sosa 588
6 Frank Robinson 586
7 Mark McGwire 583
8 Harmon Killebrew 573
9 Rafael Palmeiro 569
9 Reggie Jackson 563
11 Ken Griffey Jr. 556
12 Mike Schmidt 548
13 Mickey Mantle 536
14 Jimmie Foxx 534
15 Willie McCovey 521
15 Ted Williams 521
Single Season
1 Barry Bonds 73 2001
2 Mark McGwire 70 1998
3 Sammy Sosa 66 1998
4 Mark McGwire 65 1999
5 Sammy Sosa 64 2001
6 Sammy Sosa 63 1999
7 Roger Maris 61 1961
8 Babe Ruth 60 1927
9 Babe Ruth 59 1921
10 Jimmie Foxx 58 1932
10 Hank Greenberg 58 1938
10 Mark McGwire 58 1997
13 Luis Gonzalez 57 2001
13 Alex Rodriguez 57 2002
15 Ken Griffey Jr. 56 1997
15 Ken Griffey Jr. 56 1998
15 Hack Wilson 56 1930
Active
1 Barry Bonds 734
2 Ken Griffey Jr. 563
3 Frank Thomas 487
4 Jim Thome 472
5 Manny Ramirez 470
6 Alex Rodriguez 464
7 Gary Sheffield 455
8 Mike Piazza 419
9 Carlos Delgado 407
10 Chipper Jones 357
11(tie) Jim Edmonds 350
11(tie) Jason Giambi 350
13 Jeff Kent 345
14 Andruw Jones 342
15 Vladimir Guerrero 338

At Bats per Home Run Leaders

minimum of 3000 plate appearances for career stats, 3.1 plate appearances per game for season stats

Career
1 Mark McGwire 10.61
2 Babe Ruth 11.76
3 Barry Bonds 12.95
4 Jim Thome 13.58
5 Albert Pujols 13.96
6 Manny Ramirez 13.99
7 Ralph Kiner 14.11
8 Harmon Killebrew 14.22
9 Sammy Sosa 14.29
10 Adam Dunn 14.30
11 Alex Rodriguez 14.58
12 Ken Griffey Jr. 14.74
13 Ted Williams 14.79
14 Carlos Delgado 14.87
14 Dave Kingman 15.11
Single Season
1 Barry Bonds 6.52 2001
2 Mark McGwire 7.27 1998
3 Mark McGwire 8.02 1999
4 Mark McGwire 8.13 1996
5 Barry Bonds 8.29 2004
6 Babe Ruth 8.46 1920
7 Barry Bonds 8.67 2003
8 Barry Bonds 8.76 2002
9 Babe Ruth 9.00 1927
10 Sammy Sosa 9.02 2001
11 Babe Ruth 9.15 1921
12 Jim Thome 9.23 2002
13 Mark McGwire 9.31 1997
14 Mickey Mantle 9.52 1961
15 Hank Greenberg 9.59 1938
Active
1 Barry Bonds 12.95
2 Jim Thome 13.58
3 Manny Ramirez 14.08
4 Alex Rodriguez 14.44
5 Ken Griffey Jr. 14.68
6 Albert Pujols 14.70
7 Carlos Delgado 14.98
8 Richie Sexson 15.16
9 Frank Thomas 15.53
10 Mike Piazza 15.62
11 Troy Glaus 15.98
12 Vladimir Guerrero 16.05
13 Jason Giambi 16.53
14 Jim Edmonds 16.79
15 Todd Helton 16.83

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