Who held the single season home run record before Mark McGwire?

Sammy Sosa
When Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’ single season record he brought back many of the fans who were still upset from the strike in 1994. When Sammy Sosa kept the pressure on McGwire and finished with sixty-six he brought back as many fans by his sheer class and off-field activities.

What was the home run record before Babe Ruth?

Single-season records

Batter Team HR
Babe Ruth New York Yankees 59
Babe Ruth New York Yankees 60
Roger Maris New York Yankees 61
Mark McGwire St. Louis Cardinals 70

What shortstop has the most home runs in a single season?

Javier Baez smashed the most home runs by a shortstop in 2021, with 31 home runs.

What baseball player hit the most home runs in a single season?

Barry Bonds
Single-Season Leaders & Records for Home Runs

Player (age that year) Home Runs HR Log
Barry Bonds (36) 73 HR Log
Mark McGwire (34) 70 HR Log
Sammy Sosa (29) 66 HR Log
Mark McGwire (35) 65 HR Log

Who record did Babe Ruth break?

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary record of 714 homers.

Who is the all time HR leader?

Career Leaders & Records for Home Runs

Rank Player (yrs, age) Home Runs
1. Barry Bonds (22) 762
2. Henry Aaron+ (23) 755
3. Babe Ruth+ (22) 714
4. Alex Rodriguez (22) 696

Who has the most HR in a season?

Most Home Runs in One Season? 45 or More

HR Player/Team Year
73 Barry Bonds, San Francisco (N.L.) 2001
70 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1998
66 Sammy Sosa, Chicago (N.L.) 1998
65 Mark McGwire, St. Louis (N.L.) 1999

What is the hardest hit ball in MLB history?

While with the Marlins that day, Stanton hit a 122.2mph single off of Braves pitcher Max Fried. As for hardest-hit home runs, Stanton holds that record too. He crushed a ball 121.7mph for a solo home run with the Yankees back in 2018.

Is Joe DiMaggio dead?

March 8, 1999
Joe DiMaggio/Date of death