In 1956, Mickey Mantle's 56 homers were 20 more than the next closest batter in the American League, Vic Wertz. The 20-homer margin between the #1 and #2 home run hitters is the largest in baseball history.
Victor Woodrow Wertz born on January 9, 1925, in York, PA USA
4/15/1947 to 9/19/1963
Detroit Tigers (1947-1963) St. Louis Browns (1952-1953) Baltimore Orioles (1954) Cleveland Indians (1954-1958) Boston Red Sox (1959-1961) Minnesota Twins (1963)