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Home run leaders of the '20s and '30s

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  • Home run leaders of the '20s and '30s

    Hey folks. I was wondering if anyone has the list for the top 15 leaders or so of total home runs in the '20s and '30s. For example, Ruth led the 1920s with 467, followed by Joe with X, then Bill with Y, etc. Anything is appreciated.
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

  • #2
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    • #3
      Rk               Player  HR   To From
      1             Babe Ruth 467 1920 1929
      2        Rogers Hornsby 250 1920 1929
      3           Cy Williams 202 1920 1929
      4          Ken Williams 190 1920 1929
      5         Jim Bottomley 146 1922 1929
      6            Lou Gehrig 146 1923 1929
      7            Bob Meusel 146 1920 1929
      8        Harry Heilmann 142 1920 1929
      9           Hack Wilson 137 1923 1929
      10         George Kelly 134 1920 1929
      11        Jack Fournier 121 1920 1927
      12           Al Simmons 115 1924 1929
      13         Goose Goslin 108 1921 1929
      14         Irish Meusel  97 1920 1927
      15        George Harper  91 1922 1929
      16        Marty McManus  91 1920 1929
      17          Chick Hafey  85 1924 1929
      18          Bing Miller  85 1921 1929
      19       Gabby Hartnett  81 1922 1929
      20       Travis Jackson  81 1922 1929
      21           Zack Wheat  81 1920 1927
      Rk               Player  HR   To From
      1           Jimmie Foxx 415 1930 1939
      2            Lou Gehrig 347 1930 1939
      3               Mel Ott 308 1930 1939
      4          Wally Berger 241 1930 1939
      5           Chuck Klein 238 1930 1939
      6          Earl Averill 218 1930 1939
      7        Hank Greenberg 206 1930 1939
      8             Babe Ruth 198 1930 1935
      9            Al Simmons 190 1930 1939
      10          Bob Johnson 186 1933 1939
      11           Hal Trosky 180 1933 1939
      12          Bill Dickey 168 1930 1939
      13       Gabby Hartnett 149 1930 1939
      14        Dolph Camilli 148 1933 1939
      15    Charlie Gehringer 146 1930 1939
      16          Joe Medwick 145 1932 1939
      17         Goose Goslin 140 1930 1938
      18         Joe DiMaggio 137 1936 1939
      19       Ripper Collins 135 1931 1938
      20        Harlond Clift 123 1934 1939
      20s & 30s
      Rk               Player  HR   To From
      1             Babe Ruth 665 1920 1935
      2            Lou Gehrig 493 1923 1939
      3           Jimmie Foxx 464 1925 1939
      4               Mel Ott 369 1926 1939
      5            Al Simmons 305 1924 1939
      6           Chuck Klein 292 1928 1939
      7        Rogers Hornsby 274 1920 1937
      8          Goose Goslin 248 1921 1938
      9           Hack Wilson 244 1923 1934
      10         Wally Berger 241 1930 1939
      11         Earl Averill 236 1929 1939
      12       Gabby Hartnett 230 1922 1939
      13        Jim Bottomley 219 1922 1937
      14       Hank Greenberg 206 1930 1939
      15          Cy Williams 202 1920 1930
      16         Ken Williams 190 1920 1929
      17          Bob Johnson 186 1933 1939
      18           Hal Trosky 180 1933 1939
      19          Babe Herman 180 1926 1937
      20          Bill Dickey 178 1928 1939
      21         Tony Lazzeri 178 1926 1939


      • #4
        Here is a combined list Most Home Runs: 1920-1939

        1 Babe Ruth 665
        2 Lou Gehrig 493
        3 Jimmie Foxx 464
        4 Mel Ott 369
        5 Al Simmons 305
        6 Chuck Klein 292
        7 Rogers Hornsby 274
        8 Goose Goslin 248
        9 Hack Wilson 244
        10 Wally Berger 241
        11 Earl Averill 236
        12 Gabby Hartnett 230
        13 Jim Bottomley 219
        14 Hank Greenberg 206
        15 Cy Williams 202
        16 Ken Williams 190
        17 Bob Johnson 186
        18 Hal Trosky 180
        19 Babe Herman 180
        20 Bill Dickey 178
        21 Tony Lazzeri 178
        22 Charlie Gehringer 170
        23 Chick Hafey 164
        24 Harry Heilmann 161
        25 Bob Meusel 156

        Reshuffling the sorting category, I was able to cherry pick a few more names, but be aware there is no guarantee these are the next set starting at number 26...

        Also: Bill Terry 154, Dolph Camilli 148, George Kelly 146, Joe Medwick 145, Travis Jackson 135...
        Last edited by Second Base Coach; 12-09-2009, 01:48 PM.
        Your Second Base Coach
        Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey started 833 times and the Dodgers went 498-335, for a .598 winning percentage. That’s equal to a team going 97-65 over a season. On those occasions when at least one of them missed his start, the Dodgers were 306-267-1, which is a .534 clip. That works out to a team going 87-75. So having all four of them added 10 wins to the Dodgers per year.


        • #5
          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis


          • #6
            Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
            I don't know why BB-Ref's table coding does not translate.


            • #7
              You are worried about that when we have people here who won't do their own homework... and we have more than one person here who will do it for them?

              It's madness. By the way, I contacted Lee Sinnis, and he said his baseball encyclopedia (which is perfect for making lists like these) won't be available for the MAC, probably ever.
              Your Second Base Coach
              Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey started 833 times and the Dodgers went 498-335, for a .598 winning percentage. That’s equal to a team going 97-65 over a season. On those occasions when at least one of them missed his start, the Dodgers were 306-267-1, which is a .534 clip. That works out to a team going 87-75. So having all four of them added 10 wins to the Dodgers per year.


              • #8
                Thank-you to all for the information!
                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article