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Single-Season Leaders for Home Runs
Leaderboard IndexSingle-Season  Career  Active  Progressive  Year-by-Year League 

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* - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
1.Barry Bonds* (36)732001L
2.Mark McGwire (34)701998R
3.Sammy Sosa (29)661998R
4.Mark McGwire (35)651999R
5.Sammy Sosa (32)642001R
6.Sammy Sosa (30)631999R
7.Roger Maris* (26)611961L
8.Babe Ruth+* (32)601927L
9.Babe Ruth+* (26)591921L
10.Jimmie Foxx+ (24)581932R
 Hank Greenberg+ (27)581938R
 Ryan Howard* (26)582006L
 Mark McGwire (33)581997R
14.Luis Gonzalez* (33)572001L
 Alex Rodriguez (26)572002R
16.Ken Griffey* (27)561997L
 Ken Griffey* (28)561998L
 Hack Wilson+ (30)561930R
19.Ralph Kiner+ (26)541949R
 Mickey Mantle+# (29)541961B
RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
 David Ortiz* (30)542006L
 Babe Ruth+* (25)541920L
 Babe Ruth+* (33)541928L
24.George Foster (28)521977R
 Mickey Mantle+# (24)521956B
 Willie Mays+ (34)521965R
 Mark McGwire (32)521996R
 Alex Rodriguez (25)522001R
 Jim Thome* (31)522002L
30.Cecil Fielder (26)511990R
 Andruw Jones (28)512005R
 Ralph Kiner+ (24)511947R
 Willie Mays+ (24)511955R
 Johnny Mize+* (34)511947L
35.Brady Anderson* (32)501996L
 Albert Belle (28)501995R
 Jimmie Foxx+ (30)501938R
 Sammy Sosa (31)502000R
 Greg Vaughn (32)501998R
40.Albert Belle (31)491998R
RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
 Barry Bonds* (35)492000L
 Andre Dawson (32)491987R
 Lou Gehrig+* (31)491934L
 Lou Gehrig+* (33)491936L
 Shawn Green* (28)492001L
 Ken Griffey* (26)491996L
 Todd Helton* (27)492001L
 Harmon Killebrew+ (28)491964R
 Harmon Killebrew+ (33)491969R
 Ted Kluszewski* (29)491954L
 Willie Mays+ (31)491962R
 Mark McGwire (23)491987R
 Albert Pujols (26)492006R
 Frank Robinson+ (30)491966R
 Babe Ruth+* (35)491930L
 Sammy Sosa (33)492002R
 Jim Thome* (30)492001L
 Larry Walker* (30)491997L
59.Albert Belle (29)481996R
 Adrian Beltre (25)482004R
RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
 Jimmie Foxx+ (25)481933R
 Ken Griffey* (29)481999L
 Frank Howard (32)481969R
 Harmon Killebrew+ (26)481962R
 Dave Kingman (30)481979R
 Alex Rodriguez (29)482005R
 Mike Schmidt+ (30)481980R
 Willie Stargell+* (31)481971L
69.Hank Aaron+ (37)471971R
 Jeff Bagwell (32)472000R
 Ernie Banks+ (27)471958R
 George Bell (27)471987R
 Andres Galarraga (35)471996R
 Lou Gehrig+* (24)471927L
 Troy Glaus (23)472000R
 Juan Gonzalez (26)471996R
 Reggie Jackson+* (23)471969L
 Ralph Kiner+ (27)471950R
 Ted Kluszewski* (30)471955L
 Eddie Mathews+* (21)471953L
RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
 Willie Mays+ (33)471964R
 Kevin Mitchell (27)471989R
 David Ortiz* (29)472005L
 Rafael Palmeiro* (34)471999L
 Rafael Palmeiro* (36)472001L
 Alex Rodriguez (27)472003R
 Babe Ruth+* (31)471926L
 Jim Thome* (32)472003L
89.Barry Bonds* (28)461993L
 Barry Bonds* (37)462002L
 Jose Canseco (33)461998R
 Vinny Castilla (30)461998R
 Orlando Cepeda+ (23)461961R
 Joe DiMaggio+ (22)461937R
 Adam Dunn* (24)462004L
 Lou Gehrig+* (28)461931L
 Jim Gentile* (27)461961L
 Juan Gonzalez (23)461993R
 Harmon Killebrew+ (25)461961R
 Derrek Lee (29)462005R
RankPlayer (age that year)Home RunsYearBats
 Eddie Mathews+* (27)461959L
 Albert Pujols (24)462004R
 Jim Rice (25)461978R
 Babe Ruth+* (29)461924L
 Babe Ruth+* (34)461929L
 Babe Ruth+* (36)461931L
 Alfonso Soriano (30)462006R
Leaderboard IndexSingle-Season  Career  Active  Progressive  Year-by-Year League 

Note that seasons prior to 1876 are not included in single-season marks, but are included in career marks.

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