MLB Home Run Record: The list of most home runs in a season, topped by HR Leaders as Aaron Judge. 60

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judge stanton getty MLB Home Run Record: The list of most home runs in a season, topped by HR Leaders as Aaron Judge. 60

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season on Tuesday night in the Yankees’ 147th game of the season. This is truly a historic campaign as Judge leads the majors in home runs, RBI, runs, on base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, OPS+, total bases, WAR and more. He also leads the AL in batting average, meaning he should be a Triple Crown winner by now. Only Miguel Cabrera has done it in 2012 in the last 55 years.

Overall, Judge hit .316/.419/.703 (214 OPS+) with 60 home runs, 128 RBI, 123 runs, 16 stolen bases and a 9.7 WAR. Almost everything comes out of that line, but it’s mostly 60 homers.

One might have some questions about that mark, so let’s get down and dirty on the all-time leaderboards. Just the facts here.

Most Single-Season Home Runs, MLB

1. Barry Bonds, 73, 2001
2. Mark McGuire, 70, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 66, 1998
4. Mark McGuire, 65, 1999
5. Sammy Sosa, 64, 2001
6. Sammy Sosa, 63, 1999
7. Roger Morris, 61, 1961
T8. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T8. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927
T10. Giancarlo Stanton, 59, 2017
T10. Babe Ruth, 59, 1921

Most single-season home runs, American League

1. Roger Morris, 61, 1961
T2. Aaron Judge, 60, 2022
T2. Babe Ruth, 60, 1927
T4. Hank Greenberg, 58, 1938
T4. Jimmy Fox, 58, 1932
6. Alex Rodriguez, 57, 2002
T7. Ken Griffey Jr., 56, 1998
T7. Ken Griffey, Jr., 56, 1997
T9. Jose Bautista, 54, 2010
T9. Alex Rodriguez, 54, 2007
T9. David Ortiz, 54, 2006
T9. Mickey Mantle, 54, 1961
T9. Babe Ruth, 54, 1928
T9. Babe Ruth, 54, 1920

Most single-season home runs, National League

1. Barry Bonds, 73, 2001
2. Mark McGuire, 70, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 66, 1998
4. Mark McGuire, 65, 1999
5. Sammy Sosa, 64, 2001
6. Sammy Sosa, 63, 1999
7. Giancarlo Stanton, 59, 2017
8. Ryan Howard, 58, 2006
9. Luis Gonzalez, 57, 2001
10. Hack Wilson, 56, 1930

Fastest to 60 home runs (by team games)

1. Barry Bonds, 141 games, 2001
2. Mark McGwire, 142 games, 1998
3. Aaron Judge, 147 games, 2022
4. Sammy Sosa, 148 games, 1999
5. Sammy Sosa, 149 games, 1998
6. Babe Ruth, 154 games, 1927
7. Mark McGwire, 155 games, 1999
8. Sammy Sosa, 157 games, 2001
9. Roger Morris, 159 games, 1961

Fastest to 61 home runs (by team games)

T1. Barry Bonds, 144, 2001
T1. Mark McGuire, 144, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 149, 1999
4. Sammy Sosa, 150, 1998
5. Mark McGuire, 156, 1999
6. Sammy Sosa, 158, 2001
7. Roger Maurice, 163, 1961

Fastest to 62 home runs (by team games)

1. Barry Bonds, 144, 2001
2. Mark McGuire, 145, 1998
3. Sammy Sosa, 150, 1998
T4. Mark McGuire, 157, 1999
T4. Sammy Sosa, 157, 1999
6. Sammy Sosa, 160, 2001

So, as you can see, what Judge is doing in 2022 is truly historic. He has 15 more games to pass Maurice and set the new American League standard for single-season homer feat. Judge will try to tie (and possibly break) the record Thursday night against the Red Sox.

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