Home Run Records by Age

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a record book full of baseball milestones for home runs and ages at which they were hit — including most after forty, before twenty and other miscellaneous records.

"Any schnook can play it, and they do play it, at all levels whether it is stickball in the streets or rockball in the country." - Hall of Fame Catcher / #2 Ranked Home Runs After Forty Carlton Fisk in The Chicago Tribune (Phil Hersh, 08/11/1985, Source )
Home Run Records

After Forty & Before Twenty

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Most Home Runs
(After Turning Forty)
(35+ HRs After Turning 40)

1

NL

Barry Bonds

San Francisco

79

79

2

AL

Carlton Fisk

Chicago

72

72

3

AL

Darrell Evans

Detroit

49

60

NL

Atlanta

11

4

AL

Dave Winfield

Toronto

26

59

AL

Minnesota

31

AL

Cleveland

0 2

5

AL

Carl Yastrzemski

Boston

49

49

6

NL

Stan Musial

St. Louis

46

46

7

AL

Ted Williams

Boston

44

44

8

NL

Hank Aaron

Atlanta

20

42

AL

Milwaukee

22

AL

Raul Ibanez

New York 11

42

AL Seattle 29
AL Los Angeles 2

10

NL Graig Nettles

San Diego

34

40
NL

Atlanta

0 5

NL

Montreal

0 1

11

NL

Hank Sauer

New York

26

39

NL

San Francisco

13

12

AL

David Ortiz

Boston 38

38

13 AL Harold Baines

Baltimore

34

36
AL

Chicago

0 1

AL

Cleveland

0 1

Most Home Runs
(By A Teenager)
"The Top Ten"

1.

AL

Tony Conigliaro

Boston

24
2. NL Bryce Harper Washington 22
NL Juan Soto Washington 22

4.

NL

Mel Ott

New York

19

5.

AL

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle

16

6.

NL

Phil Cavarretta

Chicago

14

7.

AL

Mickey Mantle

New York

13

7.

NL

Ed Kranepool

New York

12

9.

AL

Robin Yount

Milwaukee

11

10.

AL

Harmon Killebrew

Washington

8
NL Adrian Beltre Los Angeles 8
Home Run Records

Oldest & Youngest

Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Oldest Players
(To Hit A Home Run)
"All HRs by 45+ Yr Olds"

1

NL

Julio Franco

New York

48y 254d

05-04-2007

2

NL

Julio Franco

New York

48y 038d

09-30-2006

3

NL

Julio Franco

New York

47y 240d

04-20-2006

4

NL

Jack Quinn ***

Philadelphia

46y 361d

06-27-1930

5

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 355d

08-13-2005

6

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 345d

08-03-2005

7

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 318d

07-07-2005

8

NL

Julio Franco **

Atlanta

46y 308d

06-27-2005

9

NL

Julio Franco *

Atlanta

46y 299d

06-18-2005

NL

Julio Franco *

Atlanta

46y 299d

06-18-2005

11

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 295d

06-14-2005

12

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 281d

05-31-2005

13

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

46y 257d

05-07-2005

14

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 322d

07-11-2004

15

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 300d

06-19-2004

16

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 284d

06-03-2004

17

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 270d

05-20-2004

18

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 269d

05-19-2004

19

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 256d

05-06-2004

20

NL

Cap Anson

Chicago

45y 169d

10-03-1897

21

NL

Cap Anson

Chicago

45y 169d

10-03-1897

22

AL

Carlton Fisk

Chicago

45y 102d

04-07-1993

23

NL

Cap Anson

Chicago

45y 063d

06-19-1897

24

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 035d

09-27-2003

25

NL

Julio Franco

Atlanta

45y 017d

09-09-2003

* * Oldest Player with a Multiple Home Run Game
**
Oldest Player to hit a Grand Slam
*** Oldest Pitcher to hit a Home Run

Youngest Players
(To Hit A Home Run)
"The Top Five HRs"

1

NL

Tommy Brown

Brooklyn

17y 257d 08-20-1945

2

17y 262d 08-25-1945

3

AA

Pat Callaghan

Indianapolis

17y 265d 07-06-1884

4

17y 269d 07-10-1884

5

NL

Danny Murphy

Chicago

18y 021d 09-13-1960

Youngest Players
(To Reach 100 HRs)
"Under-24 100-HR Club"

1

NL

Mel Ott

New York

22y 132d

2

AL

Tony Conigliaro

Boston

22y 197d

3

NL

Eddie Mathews

Boston/Milwaukee

22y 292d

4

AL

Alex Rodriguez

Seattle

23y 016d

5

NL

Andruw Jones

Atlanta

23y 062d
6 NL Miguel Cabrera Florida 23y 127d

7

NL

Johnny Bench

Cincinnati

23y 161d
8 NL Bryce Harper Washington 23y 181d

9

NL

Albert Pujols

St. Louis

23y 185d

10

NL

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee

23y 191d

11

AL

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Seattle

23y 206d
12 NL Giancarlo Stanton Miami 23y 225d

13

AL

Mike Trout

Los Angeles

23y 253d

Youngest Players
(League by League)
"To Each Major Plateau"

#100

AL

Tony Conigliaro

Boston

22y 197d

07-23-1967

NL

Mel Ott

New York

22y 132d

07-12-1931

#200

AL

Jimmie Foxx

Philadelphia

25y 266d

07-15-1933

NL

Mel Ott

New York

25y 144d

07-24-1934

#300

AL

Alex Rodriguez

Texas

27y 249d

04-02-2003

NL

Andruw Jones

Atlanta

28y 144d

09-14-2005

#400

AL

Alex Rodriguez

New York

29y 316d

06-08-2005

NL

Albert Pujols

St. Louis

30y 222d

08-26-2010

#500

AL Alex Rodriguez New York 32y 008d 08-04-2007
NL Willie Mays San Francisco 34y 130d 09-13-1965
#600 AL Alex Rodriguez New York 35y 008d 08-04-2010
NL Hank Aaron Atlanta 37y 081d 04-27-1971
#700

AL

Babe Ruth New York 39y 157d 07-13-1934

NL

Hank Aaron Atlanta 39y 166d 07-21-1973
Record Lg Name(s) Team(s) Data

Age Related Home Run Records



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Several of the players (minus Barry Bonds , Darrell Evans , Graig Nettles , Hank Sauer , Harold Baines & Raul Ibanez ) who rank in the top twelve for home runs after the age of forty are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

What do Alex Rodriguez , Gary Sheffield , Rusty Staub and Ty Cobb have in common? They are the only four players in Major League history to hit a home run both in their teenage years and after turning forty.

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