In the long play of baseball, many players have stood out and led the way for baseball history. Let us talk homeruns. Homeruns are perhaps the most exciting and fulfilling moments during baseball games both for the team and for the audience (well, at least for the team’s fans). The first National Leaguer to hit 500 home runs is Mel Ott, player of New York. It is not a joke, getting homeruns. It is actually very challenging and tiresome, but as said earlier, very fulfilling - that 500 homeruns really is something.
Babe Ruth, who retired in 1935, was able to score 714 home runs! And only two men, at that time, were able to hit pass the 300 homerun mark - Lou Gehrig with 378 and Rogers Hornsby with 300. However, it was Hank Aaron, with a whopping 755 homeruns who is the record holder for most homeruns in the lifetime of his play. Imagine, 755 homeruns, he must have played a lot of games and hit a lot of homeruns during each game! Hank Aaron is considered to be one of the best players to ever play the game, and he also has a record of over 3,000 hits and a batting average of over 0.300. Well, speaking of hits, we have what we call a batting title. The players receive this based on their skill in batting and hitting the ball. To date, there are only two players who have ever won two Triple Crowns, and that is Rogers Hornsby in 1922 and 1925 and Ted Williams in 1942 and 1947. However, it has not always been good records. The first player to ever hit 1,000 strikeouts is, get this, Babe Ruth! And next (or worse?) to that is Mickey Mantle with 1,710 strikeouts in his lifetime. Amazing, huh? >