Most Home Runs by a Righthanded Batter for Each Decade

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1880s: Harry Stovey

89 HR … Dan Brouthers was the LH leader

1890s: Hugh Duffy

Was only 5’7 and about 160 pounds. Hit 83 HR, four more than Ed Delahanty.

1900-1909: Harry Davis

67 HR, which was nine more than Charlie Hickman… Top LH home run swatter was Wahoo Sam Crawford.

1910s: Gavy Cravath

With 116, the only player with as many as 100 HR that decade. His teammate with Phillies, Fred Luderus, was the top LH home run hitter, with 83.

1920s: Rogers Hornsby

250 HR, Gehrig 146 (didnt start playing regularly until 1924)

1930s: Jimmie Foxx

415, and Gehrig 347…next RH was Wally Berger at 241

1940s: Rudy York

189 HR, Gordon 181, and DiMag 180, Stephens 177

1950s: Gil Hodges

310 HR, with Mays at 250

1960s: Harmon Killebrew

393 Aaron 375, Mays 350, FRob 316

1970s: Johnny Bench

290 HR … Bobby Bonds was second with 280

1980s: Mike Schmidt

313, just beating out Dale Murphy

1990s: Mark McGwire

Copy 405 HR

2000-2009: Álex Rodríguez

435 HR

2010s: Nelson Cruz

346 HR

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.