Baseball's Top 10 Home Run Hitters (Top 10 Sports Stars) by Ken Rappoport

By Ken Rappoport

Considering Babe Ruth began drawing huge crowds along with his gigantic bat within the Twenties, the house run has intended extra to baseball than simply approximately the other person fulfillment. What could be extra fascinating than the crack of the bat and the ball flying to the a ways reaches of a baseball stadium? From Ruth to Aaron to Bonds, Ken Rappoport examines the 10 maximum sluggers to ever step as much as the plate. the opposite gamers integrated are Lou Gehrig, Josh Gibson, Ken Griffey, Jr., Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Sadaharu Oh, and Alex Rodriguez.

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That made him all the more determined to succeed in the sport he loved best. By the 1953 season, the Braves had moved from Boston to Milwaukee. Meanwhile, Aaron was moving up swiftly in the Braves’ system. In 1954, Aaron was promoted to the major leagues. Aaron’s consistency was amazing: He is the only player in major league history with at least 30 home runs in each of his first fifteen seasons. In 1974, the player known as “The Hammer” was now forty and nearing the end of his career with the major league home run record within his sights.

The 1927 Yankees featured a “Murderers’ Row” lineup anchored by Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and is considered one of the greatest baseball teams of all time. That year, Ruth clouted 60 home runs, a record that stood for nearly four decades. For many, the colorful “Bambino” still remains the greatest of them all for what he meant to the game. Babe Ruth Facts BORN: February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland. DIED: August 16, 1948, New York, New York. PRO CAREER: Boston Red Sox, 1914–1919; New York Yankees, 1920–1934; Boston Braves, 1935.

3 Image Credit: Associated Press / World Wide Photos Ken Griffey, Jr Facts BORN: November 21, 1969, Donora, Pennsylvania. PRO CAREER: Seattle Mariners, 1989–1999, 2009–2010; Cincinnati Reds, 2000–2008; Chicago White Sox, 2008. RECORDS: American League Most Valuable Player in 1997, seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner as the top offensive player at his position. One of only eight players in major league history to hit 600 home runs. ” It was unfair. Image Credit: Associated Press / World Wide Photos As a nineteen-year-old rookie, he was already being compared to one of the greatest and most popular players in baseball history.

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