Where does Albert Pujols fall among MLB’s all-time home run leaders? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
First baseman Albert Pujols made history for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The 42-year-old finished the 2022 regular season fourth on the career home run list in MLB history. He had 24 homers and 68 RBIs in what he said is his last season.
Here’s everything you need to know about some of the MLB’s greatest home run hitters:
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* Stats courtesy of Baseball Reference
How many career home runs does Albert Pujols have?
Albert Pujols has 703 home runs to date.
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Pujols has the most home runs of all active players in the MLB and ranks fourth all-time.
How many home runs does Albert Pujols have this season?
Albert Pujols hit 24 home runs in the 2022 MLB season. He hit two home runs on Sept. 23 to become the fourth player in MLB history to reach 700.
Which active MLB players have the most home runs in history?
Here is a list of active players who have the most home runs in MLB history:
1. Albert Pujols, 703
2. Miguel Cabrera, 507
3. Nelson Cruz, 459
4. Giancarlo Stanton, 378
5. Mike Trout, 350
6. Joey Votto, 342
7. Robinson Cano, 335
8. Evan Longoria, 331
9. Justin Upton, 325
10. Paul Goldschmidt, 315
Which inactive MLB players have the most home runs in history?
Here is a list of inactive players who have the most home runs in MLB history:
1. Barry Bonds, 762
2. Henry Aaron, 755
3. Babe Ruth, 714
4. Alex Rodriguez, 696
5. Willie Mays, 669
6. Ken Griffey, 630
7. Jim Thome, 612
8. Sammy Sosa, 609
9. Frank Robinson, 586
10. Mark McGwire, 583
Who holds the record for most home runs in an MLB season?
Babe Ruth set the single-season home run record four times with 29 (1919), 54 (1920), 59 (1921), and 60 (1927).
In 1961, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, although it was later cited that the accomplishment was recorded during a long season of 162 games instead of 154, according to the book “Still a Legend: The Story of Roger Maris.”
In 1998, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire each topped that record with McGwire hitting 70 home runs in the season and Sosa finishing with 66.
In the 2001 season, Barry Bonds set the current single-season record of 73 home runs.
Aaron Judge topped Maris’ long-standing American League record of 61 this season by hitting 62.