Advertisement

Chasing Roger Maris

September 08, 1998

Despite being traded, Mark McGwire fell only three home runs short of Roger Maris' mark last year, and the Cardinal slugger is well ahead of the record place after about one-third of the season.

(Number of home runs)

*--*

Roger Maris Mark McGwire Babe Ruth Sammy Sosa 1961(1) 1998 1927(2) 1998 162 61 158 60 154 59 153 60 152 58, 59 151 58 57 150 57 148 56 147 55 146 54 142 56 61 53 141 58 140 55 60 57 139 54 52 56 138 58, 59 51 137 56, 57 50 55 136 54 135 55 134 52, 53 53 133 48, 49 132 47 131 54 45,46 129 50,51 128 51 53 127 52 44 49 126 43 125 48 124 50 51 42 123 49 50 41 47 122 48, 49 119 40 118 47,48 45, 46 117 46 39 116 45 47 44 115 44 114 43 38 43 113 42 46 37 109 36 42 106 41 105 35 39, 40 104 41 38 103 45 102 44 99 37 97 43 34 95 39, 40 41, 42 94 37, 38 32, 33 36 93 31 91 36 89 39, 40 88 38 35 87 34 85 35 83 34 82 30 81 33 33 78 37 28, 29 77 32 36 27 32 76 31 31 74 29, 30 35 73 28 34 30 72 26 28, 29 71 26, 27 69 25 25 67 33 66 32 22, 23, 24 65 27 21 63 26 62 25 31 61 24 30 20 60 23 19 59 29 23, 24 18 58 17 57 22 16 56 21 28 55 14, 15 54 19, 20 52 21 51 18 19, 20 12, 13 50 27 10,11 49 26 48 17 25 47 16 24 18 9 46 22, 23 17 45 21 44 15 43 14 42 13 18, 19, 20 16 8 41 17 15 40 12 14 39 10, 11 16 38 13 37 9 15 36 12 35 14 33 8 11 32 10 31 7 13 30 6 7 29 5 28 4 9 27 26 11 25 6 24 8 23 7 22 5 21 10 4 19 3 18 9 15 2 8 5, 6 14 3 13 4 12 5, 6, 7 11 3 2 10 1 2 5 1 4 4 1 3 3 2 2 1 1

*--*

(1) Because of a tie, the Yankees played 163 games in 1961. Maris played in 161 games. Maris did not homer in tie game.

(2) Yankees played in 155 games in 1927 (one tie on April 14). Ruth did not homer in the tie game or in game 155. Ruth played in 151 games in 1927.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|