Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time
  The Steroid Era....The Record Books....and The Hall of Fame.
 
The Steroid Era....How much damage was actually done to the Record Books and Baseball History? The consensus of the media, whether sports writers, sports talk radio hosts and the majority of the fans feel that the record books have been damaged beyond repair. At baseballsgreatesthitters.com, we somewhat disagree. The discussions and debates concerning the era has been narrowed down to a group of players that fit into the same category: the home run hitters as well as the run producers. To give an accurate account of who used, who didn't, how widespread was the use, how it affected the players production is all guesswork. The fact of the matter is, players who used P.E.D's in this era, but are not Hall of Fame candidates and have had little or no impact on the record books or milestones, will go unnoticed and be forgotten. When we look back at this era in the next 5 to 10 years and the dust settles, the  number of players who have had any effect on the record books and the history of the game will be narrowed down to 15 to 20 players. We feel we have a possible solution of giving this era in the best positive look.Obviously the record books can never be changed but the "tainted" numbers should be high lighted with a footnote with a full explanation of how these milestone numbers were achieved. In Cooperstown, where the names of the record holders are listed, recognize these players as the greatest of their era, who have put up Hall of Fame numbers and did have Hall of Fame talent, but never give them the privilege of ever being inducted members of Baseballs Hall of Fame.

Listed Below are 5 Groups of Baseball Record Book Charts.

1. Single Season Home Run Leaders.
2. Career Home Run List.
3. Career R.B.I. List
4. Career Runs Scored List.
5. Career Hits List.


When a baseball fans examine the single season home run leaders, most fans would appreciate the results of the chart on the right. Roger Maris would once again be the Home Run King, a few players,(Luis Gonzalez, Greg Vaughn, Brady Anderson) do not fit in with this elite group of sluggers, but most of the players listed do give an accurate account of baseballs' memorable home run seasons. Looking at the career home run list on the right, we feel this is a very accurate account of baseballs' top home run leaders. The career lists of R.B.I.'s and Runs Scored on the right also appear to give an accurate account of the top run producers in baseball history. The 3,000 Hit Cub ( excluding Rafael Palmiero) has remained intact and not really effected by the inflated numbers of the steroid era. From 1876 to opening day 2015
there have been 18,408 major league baseball players, as baseball fans, should we allow a group of 15 to 20 players cheat us of the history of the game that we grew up with and love. At baseballsgreatesthitters.com ,we chose to to begin our research with 9 players. We feel the "Tainted" numbers put up by these 8 Players, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa,Jose Canseco, Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez are responsible for most of the damage to the Baseball Record Books.  


The Charts on the left show the leaders as they appear in the Baseball Record Books as of December,2014. The Charts on the right will show how the Baseball Record Books would look if only 8 Players linked to P.E.D. use were removed from the "Tainted" Record Books.

 No. Year  Player  H.R.
 1  2001  BARRY BONDS  73
 2  1998  MARK McGWIRE  70
 3  1998  SAMMY SOSA  66
 4  1999  MARK McGWIRE  65
 5  2001  SAMMY SOSA  64
 6  1999  SAMMY SOSA  63
 7  1961  ROGER MARIS  61
 8  1927  BABE RUTH  60
 9  1921  BABE RUTH  59
10  1932  JIMMIE FOXX  58
   1938  HANK GREENBERG  58
   2006  RYAN HOWARD  58
   1998  MARK McGWIRE  58
14  2002  ALEX RODRIGUEZ  57
   2001  LUIS GONZALEZ  57
16  1930  HACK WILSON  56
   1997  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  56
   1998  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  56
19  1961  MICKEY MANTLE  54
   1920  BABE RUTH  54
   1928  BABE RUTH  54
   1949  RALPH KINER  54
   2007  ALEX RODRIGUEZ  54
   2006  DAVID ORTIZ  54
   2010  JOSE BAUTISTA  54
26  2013  CHRIS DAVIS  53
27  1956  MICKEY MANTLE  52
   1965  WILLIE MAYS  52
   2002  JIM THOME  52
   1977  GEORGE FOSTER  52
   2001  ALEX RODRIGUEZ  52
 1996  MARK McGWIRE  52
 33  1955  WILLIE MAYS  51
   1947  JOHNNY MIZE  51
   1947  RALPH KINER  51
   1990  CECIL FIELDER  51
 2005  ANDRUW JONES  51
 38  1938  JIMMIE FOXX  50
   1995  ALBERT BELLE  50
   2007  PRINCE FIELDER  50
   1996  BRADY ANDERSON  50
   1998  GREG VAUGHN  50
   2000  SAMMY SOSA  50
       
       
       
       
       
     
 NO.  PLAYER  H.R. 
 1  BARRY BONDS  762
 2  HANK AARON  755
 3  BABE RUTH  714
 4  ALEX RODRIGUEZ  696
 5  WILLIE MAYS  660
 6  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  630
 7  JIM THOME  612
 8  SAMMY SOSA  609
 9  ALBERT PUJOLS
 591
10  FRANK ROBINSON
 586
11
 MARK McGWIRE
 583
12
HARMON KILLEBREW
 573
13
 RAFAEL PALMEIRO
 569
14  REGGIE JACKSON
 563
15  MANNY RAMIREZ  555
16  MIKE SCHMIDT  548
17  DAVID ORTIZ
 541
18  MICKEY MANTLE
 536
19  JIMMIE FOXX
 534
20  TED WILLIAMS
 521
 WILLIE McCOVEY
 521
 FRANK THOMAS
 521
23  EDDIE MATTHEWS
 512
 ERNIE BANKS
 512
25  MEL OTT
 511
26  GARY SHEFFIELD
 509
27  EDDIE MURRAY
 503
28  LOU GEHRIG  493
 FRED McGRIFF  493
30  STAN MUSIAL  475
 WILLIE STARGELL  475
32  CARLOS DELGADO  473
33  CHIPPER JONES  468
34  DAVE WINFIELD  465
35  JOSE CANSECO  462
36  ADAM DUNN  462
37  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  452
     
     
 No.  Year  Player H.R.
 1 1961  ROGER MARIS  61
 2 1927  BABE RUTH  60
 3 1921  BABE RUTH  59
 4 1932  JIMMIE FOXX  58
  1938  HANK GREENBERG  58    
  2006  RYAN HOWARD  58
 7 2001  LUIS GONZALEZ  57
 8 1930  HACK WILSON  56
1997  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  56
  1998  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  56
11 1961   MICKEY MANTLE  54
  1920  BABE RUTH  54
  1928  BABE RUTH  54
  1949  RALPH KINER  54
  2010  JOSE BAUTISTA  54
16 2013  CHRIS DAVIS  53
17 1956  MICKEY MANTLE  52
  1965  WILLIE MAYS  52
  2002  JIM THOME  52
1977  GEORGE FOSTER  52
21 1955  WILLIE MAYS  51
  1947  JOHNNY MIZE  51
  1947  RALPH KINER  51
  1990  CECIL RIELDER  51
2005  ANDRUW JONES  51
26 1938  JIMMIE FOXX  50
  1995  ALBERT BELLE  50
  2007  PRINCE FIELDER  50
  1996  BRADY ANDERSON  50
  1998  GREG VAUGHN  50
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
   
 
 NO.  PLAYER  H.R. 
 1  HANK AARON 755
 2  BABE RUTH  714
 3  WILLIE MAYS  660
 4  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  630
 5  JIM THOME   612
 6  ALBERT PUJOLS
 591
 7  FRANK ROBINSON
 586
 8  HARMON KILLEBREW
 573
 9  REGGIE JACKSON
 563
10  MIKE SCHMIDT  548
11  MICKEY MANTLE  536
12  JIMMIE FOXX  534
13  TED WILLIAMS  521
   WILLIE McCOVEY  521
 FRANK THOMAS  521
16  EDDIE MATTHEWS  512
 ERNIE BANKS  512
18  MEL OTT  511
19  GARY SHEFFIELD  509
20  EDDIE MURRAY  504
21  LOU GEHRIG  493
 FRED McGRIFF  493
23  STAN MUSIAL  475
 WILLIE STARGELL  475
25  CARLOS DELGADO  473
26  CHIPPER JONES  468
27  DAVE WINFIELD  465
28  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  452
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 NO.  PLAYER  R.B.I.'S-
 1  HANK AARON  2,297
 2  BABE RUTH  2,220
 3  ALEX RODRIGUEZ
 2,086
 4  CAP ANSON
 2,075
 5  BARRY BONDS  1,996
 6  LOU GEHRIG  1,992
 7  STAN MUSIAL  1,951
 8  TY COBB  1,938
 9  JIMMIE FOXX  1,922
10  EDDIE MURRAY  1,917
11  WILLIE MAYS  1,903
12  MEL OTT  1,860
13  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  1,844
14  TED WILLIAMS  1,839
15  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  1,836
16  RAFAEL PALMEIRO  1,835
17  DAVE WINFIELD  1,833
18  MANNY RAMIREZ  1,831
19  AL SIMMONS  1,828
20  ALBERT PUJOLS
 1,817
21  FRANK ROBINSON
 1,812
22  DAVID ORTIZ
 1,768
23 HONUS WAGNER
 1,732
24  FRANK THOMAS
 1,704
25  REGGIE JACKSON
 1,702
26  JIM THOME
 1,699
27  CAL RIPKEN
 1,695
28  GARY SHEFFIELD
 1,676
29  SAMMY SOSA
 1,667
30  TONY PEREZ
 1,652
31  ERNIE BANKS  1,636
32  HAROLD BAINES  1,628
33  CHIPPER JONES  1,623
34  GOOSE GOSLIN  1,612
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
NO.  PLAYER                                  RUNS
 1  RICKEY HENDERSON  2,295
 2  TY COBB  2,246
 3  BARRY BONDS  2,227
 4  HANK AARON  2,174
   BABE RUTH  2,174
 6  PETE ROSE  2,165
 7  WILLE MAYS  2,062
 8  ALEX RODRIGUEZ  2,021
 9  CAP ANSON  1,999
10  STAN MUSIAL  1,949
11  DEREK JETER  1,923
12  LOU GEHRIG  1,888
13  TRIS SPEAKER  1,882
14  MEL OTT  1,859
15  CRAIG BIGGIO  1,844
16  FRANK ROBINSON  1,829
17  EDDIE COLLINS  1,821
18  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  1,816
19  TED WILLIAMS  1,798
20  PAUL MOLITOR  1,782
21  CHARLIE GEHRINGER  1,774
22  JIMMIE FOXX  1,751
23  HONUS WAGNER  1,739
24  JIM O'ROURKE  1,729
25  JESSE BURKETT  1,720
26  WILLIE KEELER  1,719
27  BILLY HAMILTON  1.697
28  BID McPHEE  1,684
29  MICKEY MANTLE  1,676
30  ALBERT PUJOLS
 1,670
31  DAVE WINFIELD
 1,669
32
 JOHNNY DAMON  1,668
33  RAFAEL PALMEIRO
 1,663
34  KEN GRIFFEY JR.
 1,662
35  JOE MORGAN  1,650
36  CAL RIPKEN
 1,647
37  JIMMY RYAN
 1,643
38  GEORGE VAN HALTREN
 1,642
39  GARY SHEFFIELD
 1,636
40  ROBIN YOUNT
 1,632
 EDDIE MURRAY  1,627
41  PAUL WANER  1,627
43  AL KALINE
 1,622

 FRED CLARKE
 1,622
45  ROGER CONNOR
 1,620
46  CHIPPER JONES
 1,619
47  LOU BROCK
 1,610
48  JAKE BECKLEY  1,602
49  ED DELAHANTY
 1,600
50  BILL DAHLEN  1,590
51  JIM THOME  1,583
 GEORGE BRETT  1,583
53  ROGERS HORNSBY  1,579
54  TIM RAINES  1,571
55  HUGH DUFFY  1,554
56  REGGIE JACKSON  1,551
     
     
     
     
   
2,935
NO. PLAYER HITS
 1  PETE ROSE  4,256
 2  TY COBB  4,189
 3  HANK AARON  3,771
 4  STAN MUSIAL  3,630
 5  TRIS SPEAKER  3,514
 6  DEREK JETER  3,465
 7  CAP ANSON  3,435
 8  HONUS WAGNER  3,420
 9  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  3,419
10  PAUL MOLITOR  3,319
11  EDDIE COLLINS  3,315
12  WILLIE MAYS  3,283
13  EDDIE MURRAY  3,255
14  NAP LAJOIE  3,243
15  CAL RIPKEN  3,184
16  GEORGE BRETT  3,154
17  PAUL WANER  3,152
18  ROBIN YOUNT  3,142
19  TONY GWYNN  3,141
20  ALEX RODRIGUEZ
 3,115
21  DAVE WINFIELD
 3,110
22  CRAIG BIGGIO  3,060
23  RICKEY HENDERSON  3,055
24  ROD CAREW  3,053
25  ICHIRO SUZUKI
 3,030
26  LOU BROCK
 3,023
27  RAFAEL PALMEIRO
 3,020
28  WADE BOGGS
 3,010
29  AL KALINE
 3,007
30  ROBERTO CLEMENTE
 3,000
31  SAM RICE
 2,987
32  SAM CRAWFORD
 2,961
33  FRANK ROBINSON
 2,943
34  ADRIAN BELTRE
 2,942
35  BARRY BONDS
 2,935
36  JAKE BECKLEY
 2,934
 NO.  PLAYER  R.B.I.'S
 1  HANK AARON  2,297
 2  BABE RUTH  2,220
 3  CAP ANSON  2,075
 4  LOU GEHRIG  1,992
 5  STAN MUSIAL  1,951
 6  TY COBB  1,938
 7  JIMMIE FOXX  1,922
 8  EDDIE MURRAY  1,917
 9  WILLIE MAYS  1,903
 10  MEL OTT  1,860
 11  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  1,844
 12  TED WILLIAMS  1,839
 13  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  1,836
 14  DAVE WINFIELD  1,833
 15  AL SIMMONS  1,828
 16  ALBERT PUJOLS
 1,817
 17  FRANK ROBINSON
 1,812
 18  HONUS WAGNER
 1,732
 19  FRANK THOMAS
 1,704
 20  REGGIE JACKSON
 1,702
 21  JIM THOME
 1,699
 22  CAL RIPKEN  1,695
 23  GARY SHEFFIELD  1,676
 24  TONY PEREZ  1,652
 25  ERNIE BANKS  1,636
 26  HAROLD BAINES  1,628
 27  CHIPPER JONES  1,623
 28  GOOSE GOSLIN  1,612
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 NO.  PLAYER  RUNS
 1  RICKEY HENDERSON  2,295
 2  TY COBB  2,246
 3  HANK AARON  2,174
   BABE RUTH  2,174
 5  PETE ROSE  2,165
 6  WILLIE MAYS  2,062
 7  CAP ANSON  1,999
 8  STAN MUSIAL  1,949
 9  DEREK JETER  1,923
10  LOU GEHRIG  1,888
11  TRIS SPEAKER  1,882
12  MEL OTT  1,859
13  CRAIG BIGGIO  1,844
14  FRANK ROBINSON  1,829
15  EDDIE COLLINS  1,821
16  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  1,816
17  TED WILLIAMS  1,798
18  PAUL MOLITOR  1,782
19  CHARLIE GEHRINGER  1,774
20  JIMMIE FOXX  1,751
21  HONUS WAGNER  1,739
22  JIM O'ROURKE  1,729
23  JESSIE BURKETT  1,720
24  WILLIE KEELER  1,719
25  BILLY HAMILTON  1,697
26  BID McPHEE  1,684
27  MICKEY MANTLE  1,676
28  ALBERT PUJOLS
 1,670
29  DAVE WINFIELD
 1,669
30  JOHNNY DAMON
 1,668
31  KEN GRIFFEY JR.
 1,662
32  JOE MORGAN
 1,650
33  CAL RIPKEN
 1,647
34 JIMMY RYAN
 1,643
35 GEORGE VAN HALTREN
 1,642
36  GARY SHEFFIELD
 1,636
37  ROBIN YOUNT
 1,632
38  EDDIE MURRAY
 1,627

 PAUL WANER
 1,627
40
 AL KALINE
 1,622

 FRED CLARKE
 1,622
42  ROGER CONNOR
 1,620
43  CHIPPER JONES
 1,619
44  LOU BROCK
 1,610
45  JAKE BECKLEY
 1,602
46  ED DELAHANTY
 1,600
47  BILL DAHLEN
 1,590
48
 GEORGE BRETT
 1,583

 JIM THOME
 1,583
50  ROGERS HORNSBY
 1,579
51  TIM RAINES
 1,571
52  HUGH DUFFY
 1,554
53  REGGIE JACKSON  1,551
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
NO. PLAYER HITS
 1  PETE ROSE  4,256
 2  TY COBB  4,189
 3  HANK AARON  3,771
 4  STAN MUSIAL  3,630
 5  TRIS SPEAKER  3,514
 6  DERAK JETER  3,465
 7  CAP ANSON  3,435
 8  HONUS WAGNER  3,420
 9  CARL YASTRZEMSKI  3,419
10  PAUL MOLITOR  3,319
11  EDDIE COLLINS  3,315
12  WILLIE MAYS  3,283
13  EDDIE MURRAY  3,255
14  NAP LAJOIE  3,243
15  CAL RIPKEN  3,184
16  GEORGE BRETT  3,154
17  PAUL WANER  3,152
18  ROBIN YOUNT  3,142
19  TONY GWYNN  3,141
20  DAVE WINFIELD  3,110
21  CRAIG BIGGIO  3,060
22  RICKEY HENDERSON  3,055
23  ROD CAREW  3,053
24  ICHIRO SUZUKI
 3,030
25  LOU BROCK
 3,023
26  WADE BOGGS
 3,010
27  AL KALINE
 3,007
28  ROBERTO CLEMENTE
 3,000
29  SAM RICE
 2,967
30  SAM CRAWFORD
 2,961
31  FRANK ROBINSON
 2,943
32  ADRIAN BELTRE
 2,942
33  JAKE BECKERLY
 2,934
34  WILLIE KEELER
 2,932
35  ROGERS HORNSBY
 2,930