Home Runs in a Month Records

Most Home Run in Each Month in Major League History

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for home runs in a month — including most in any month, most in any month by type of batter and most during each month of the season.

"( Rudy ) York's batting average is well up with the best of the heavy hitters in the league. He manages to hit nice long ones in practically every game." - The Tribune News (June 11, 1931, 'Cedartown Nosed Out Atco 8 to 7; Game Saturday', Page 3)
Home Runs in a Month Records

Home Run Records in Any Given Month During a Single Season

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs
In Any Month During a Season

AL

Detroit

18

August

1937
NL

Chicago

20

June

1998

Most Home Runs
In Any Month During a Season
By A Lefthander

AL

New York

17

September

1927
NL

San Francisco

17

May

2001

Most Home Runs
In Any Month During a Season
By A Righthander

AL

Detroit

18

August

1937
NL

Chicago

20

June

1998

Most Home Runs
In Any Month During a Season
By A Rookie

AL
Detroit
18
August
1937
NL
Cincinnati
12
August
2001
Most Home Runs
In Any Month During a Season
By A Switch Hitter
AL

New York

16

May

1956
NL

San Diego

14

August

1996
Home Runs in a Month Records

Home Run Records By Each Month of the REGULAR Season

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs In March
March 1 - March 31

Bold = League Leader

AL
Oakland
4
2019
Chicago
3
2018
Seattle
3
2019
Seattle
3
2019
NL
Los Angeles
4
2019
St. Louis
4
2019
Milwaukee
4
2019
Colorado
3
2018
Los Angeles
3
2019

Most Home Runs In April
April 1 - April 30

AL

New York

14

2007

NL

St. Louis

14

2006

Most Home Runs In May
May 1 - May 31

AL

Toronto

16
2014
New York
1956
NL

San Francisco

17
2001

Most Home Runs In June
June 1 - June 30

AL

Philadelphia

15
1934

New York

1961

New York

1930
NL

Chicago

20
1998

Most Home Runs In July
July 1 - July 31

AL

Chicago

16
1998
NL

St. Louis

16
1999

Most Home Runs In August
August 1 - August 31

AL

Detroit

18
1937
NL

Miami

18
2017

Most Home Runs In September
September 1 - September 30

AL

Cleveland

17
1995

New York

1927
NL

Pittsburgh

16
1949

Most Home Runs In October
October 1 - October 31

AA

St. Louis

4

1889

AL

Kansas City

4
1985

Toronto

2001

California

1987

Chicago

1985

Chicago

1950
NL

Milwaukee

5
2001

Chicago

2001
Home Runs in a Month Records

By / Through Exact Monthly Dates Within The Season

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs Through
May 31st

AL

Seattle

24
1997
NL

San Francisco

28
2001

Most Home Runs Through
June 30th

AL

Seattle

32
1994
NL

San Francisco

39
2001

Most Home Runs Through
July 31st

AL

Philadelphia

41
1932

New York

1928
NL

San Francisco

45
2001

St. Louis

1998

Most Home Runs Through
August 31st

AL

New York

51
1961
NL

San Francisco

57
2001

Most Home Runs Through
September 30th

AL

New York

60
1961

New York

1927
NL

St. Louis

70
1998
Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Home Runs in a Month Records



The October record for home runs was four in the National League (creating a three league tie) until Sexson & Sosa set new records in 2001. Before them the record holders were Dave Parker (1985), Mike Schmidt (1980) & Ned Williamson (1884).

Do you know how many of the home runs in a month record holders are members of the 500 Home Runs Club ? Check the page and see for yourself.

No comprehensive weekly home run records yet, but the Major League record is ten set by Frank Howard of the Washington Senators (AL) between May 12th through the 18th of 1968. The next closest player to that mark is Shawn Green who had nine for the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL) between May 19, 2002 and May 25, 2002.

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