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In Major League Baseball, there has been a 500 home run club for hitters who have hit 500 or more home runs during the regular season. Babe Ruth was the first member of this club ending with 714 career home runs. This record stood from 1935 to 1974 when it was surpassed by Hank Aaron as his big career home run total was 755. This total would be passed by Barry Bonds in 2007 with the current record of 762 home runs. Gary Sheffield is the most recent member of this club hitting it on April 17, 2009. Twenty-five members are in this 500 home run club. The San Francisco Giants have the major league record of players in their franchise that have hit 500 home runs while being on that team. They are Mel Ott, [[Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Barry Bonds. Four people of the 3000 hit club are also in the 500 Home Run Club. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Eddie Murray and Rafael Palmeiro. The youngest person to achieve this milestone is Alex Rodriguez at 32 years, 8 days old meanwhile Ted Williams was the oldest to do so at 41 years and 291 days old. Most of the recent members were on steroids.


1. Barry Bonds 762 HRs

2. Hank Aaron 755 HRs

3. Babe Ruth 714 HRs

4. Willie Mays 660 HRs

5. Ken Griffey Jr. 630 HRs

6. Sammy Sosa 609 HRs

7. Alex Rodriguez 604 HRs

8. Frank Robinson 586 HRs

9. Mark McGwire 583 HRs

10. Jim Thome 581 HRs

11. Harmon Killebrew 573 HRs

12. Rafael Palmeiro 569 HRs

13. Reggie Jackson 563 HRs

14. Manny Ramirez 554 HRs

15. Mike Schmidt 548 HRs

16. Mickey Mantle 536 HRs

17. Jimmie Foxx 534 HRs

18. Ted Williams 521 HRs

18. Willie McCovey 521 HRs

18. Frank Thomas 521 HRs

21. Eddie Matthews 512 HRs

21. Ernie Banks 512 HRs

23. Mel Ott 511 HRs

24. Gary Sheffield 509 HRs

25. Eddie Murray 504 HRs

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