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.

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"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

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

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

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

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
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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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