Home Runs Allowed Records

The most home runs allowed by a pitcher in a career, the most home runs allowed in a season, the most in a game and other similar home runs allowed records are presented below and research is complete through completion of the previous season.

"I never slept when I lost. I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes. I'd see those base hits over and over and they would drive me crazy." - Robin Roberts (Major League Leader in Home Runs Allowed)
Home Runs Allowed Records

Home Runs Allowed in a Career Records

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs Allowed
In A Career

AL

California

146

422

Boston

17

Texas

75

Detroit

182

New York

2

NL

Boston

128

434

Milwaukee

280

New York

18

San Francisco

8

ML

Chicago [NL]

58

522

Texas [AL]

16

St. Louis [NL]

5

Baltimore [AL]
52
Boston [AL]
14
Seattle [AL]
261
Philadelphia [NL]
105

Colorado [NL]

11

Home Runs Allowed Records

Home Runs Allowed in a Single Season Records

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs Allowed
In A Season

AL

Minnesota

50

1986
NL

Houston

48

2000

Most Seasons
Leading The League

AL

Washington

3

1957

Washington

1958

Minnesota

1961

Detroit

1966

Detroit

1967

Detroit

1968
NL

Philadelphia

5

1954

Philadelphia

1955

Philadelphia

1956

Philadelphia

1957

Philadelphia

1960

Chicago

1967

Chicago

1968

Chicago

1971

Chicago

1972

Chicago

1973
ML

Chicago [NL]

7

1967

Chicago [NL]

1968

Chicago [NL]

1971

Chicago [NL]

1972

Chicago [NL]

1973

Texas [AL]

1975

Texas [AL]

1979
Home Runs Allowed Records

Home Runs Allowed in a Game Records

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs Allowed
In A Game

(6+ HRs in a Game)

AL

St. Louis

6

Philadelphia

Boston

Texas
Tampa Bay
NL
St. Louis
7
06-12-1886
New York

6

Brooklyn
Philadelphia

Milwaukee

Home Runs Allowed Records

Home Runs Allowed in an Inning Records

Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Most Home Runs Allowed
In An Inning
[Bold = 4 Consecutively]

AL

Philadelphia

4

6 th Inning

Cleveland

6 th Inning

Los Angeles

6 th Inning

New York

1 st Inning

Milwaukee

4 th Inning

New York

5 th Inning

California

2 nd Inning

Oakland

3 rd Inning

Cleveland

4 th Inning

Texas

6 th Inning

Tampa Bay

8 th Inning
New York

4 th Inning

New York

3 rd Inning
Toronto
3 rd Inning
Kansas City
3 rd Inning
Detroit
5 th Inning
Houston
5 th Inning
New York
3 rd Inning
Texas
8 th Inning
NL

Milwaukee

5

3 rd Inning
Boston
4
06-06-1894
3 rd Inning

New York

7 th Inning

Philadelphia

4 th Inning

Philadelphia

6 th Inning

Brooklyn

8 th Inning

Cincinnati

4 th Inning

Atlanta

1 st Inning

Houston

1 st Inning

St. Louis

2 nd Inning

Chicago

4 th Inning

New York

3 rd Inning

San Francisco

7 th Inning

Cincinnati

1 st Inning
Cincinnati
1 st Inning
Cincinnati
4 th Inning
Chicago
2 nd Inning
Milwaukee
4 th Inning
Arizona
5 th Inning
Record
Lg
Name(s)
Team(s)
Data

Home Runs Allowed Record Book by Baseball Almanac



The "modern" (since 1900) National League record for home runs allowed in a game is six and it has been allowed three times by three different pitchers: Larry Benton of New York on May 12, 1930 , Sloppy Thurston of Brooklyn on August 13, 1932 & Bill Kerksieck of Philadelphia on August 13, 1939 .
Some entire pitching staffs are infamous and get their own team related home runs allowed records which we have posted below:

Most Home Runs Allowed by a Team in a Season

AL 305 2019 Baltimore Orioles
NL 270 2019 Colorado Rockies

Did you know that only four pitchers in Major League history have ever given up four consecutive home runs in an inning ? On July 31, 1963 , Paul Foytack of the Los Angeles Angels set the mark, forty-four years later Chase Wright , on April 22, 2007 , tied the mark, three short years later, Dave Bush joined the "club", on August 11, 2010 , and lastly Michael Blazek entered the Almanac on July 27, 2017 .
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