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7th inning stretch: teams with most 40-HR hitters, season

7th inning stretch: teams with most 40-HR hitters, season

Teams With Most 40-HR Hitters, Season

Teammates have clubbed 40 or more home runs in the same season

23 times in major league history. The 1973 Atlanta Braves and

1996, 1997 Colorado Rockies are the only teams to have three

players with 40-plus homers. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig

accomplished the feat three times–1927, 1930 and 1931.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

No. Year Team 40+ HR Hitters HR

2 1927 N.Y. Yankees Babe Ruth 60

Lou Gehrig 47

2 1930 N.Y. Yankees Babe Ruth 49

Lou Gehrig 41

2 1931 N.Y. Yankees Lou Gehrig 46

Babe Ruth 46

2 1961 N.Y. Yankees Roger Maris 61

Mickey Mantle 54

2 1961 Tigers Rocky Colavito 45

Norm Cash 41

2 1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli 40

Carl Yastrzemski 40

2 1996 Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. 49

Jay Buhner 44

2 1997 Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. 56

Jay Buhner 40

2 1998 Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. 56

Alex Rodriguez 42

2 1999 Mariners Ken Griffey, Jr. 48

Alex Rodriguez 42

2 1999 Blue Jays Carlos Delgado 44

Shawn Green 42

2 2000 Blue Jays Tony Batista 41

Carlos Delgado 41

2 2001 Rangers Alex Rodriguez 52

Rafael Palmeiro 47

2 2002 Rangers Alex Rodriguez 57

Rafael Palmeiro 43

NATIONAL LEAGUE

No. Year Team 40+ HR Hitters HR

3 1973 Atl. Braves Davey Johnson 43

Darrell Evans 41

Hank Aaron 40

3 1996 Rockies Andres Galarraga 47

Ellis Burks 40

Vinny Castilla 40

3 1997 Rockies Larry Walker 49

Andres Galarraga 41

Vinny Castilla 40

2 1953 Bkn. Dodgers Duke Snider 42

Roy Campanella 41

2 1954 Bkn. Dodgers Gil Hodges 42

Duke Snider 40

2 1955 Reds Ted Kluszewski 47

Wally Post 40

2 1961 S.F. Giants Orlando Cepeda 46

Willie Mays 40

2 1970 Reds Johnny Bench 45

Tony Perez 40

2 2000 Astros Jeff Bagwell 47

Richard Hidalgo 44

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