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THE INSIDE TRACK | Now You Know

A Contact Sport

September 09, 1998

Players who had more home runs than strikeouts in a single season, 1901-1997 (minimum of 40 home runs):

1. Johnny Mize: 51 home runs, 42 strikeouts in 1947

2. Ted Kluszewski: 49 home runs, 35 strikeouts in 1954

3. Lou Gehrig: 49 home runs, 31 strikeouts in 1934

4. Lou Gehrig: 49 home runs, 46 strikeouts in 1936

5. Ted Kluszewski: 47 home runs, 40 strikeouts in 1955

6. Joe DiMaggio: 46 home runs, 36 strikeouts in 1937

7. Mel Ott: 42 home runs, 38 strikeouts in 1929

8. Ted Kluszewski: 47 home runs, 40 strikeouts in 1953

9. Johnny Mize: 40 home runs, 37 strikeouts in 1948

Source: World Features Syndicate

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