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Reggie Jackson connects for his third home run (Credit: AP)

Reggie Jackson connects for his third home run of the game in the eighth inning off a pitch from the Dodgers' Charlie Hough during Game 6 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 18, 1977.

The 500 home run club

Meet the Major Leaguers who have hit at least 500 home runs in their career.

BARRY BONDS: 762 - Played 1986-2007 (22 seasons)
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BARRY BONDS: 762
- Played 1986-2007 (22 seasons)
- Hit 586 home runs with San Francisco Giants (15 seasons)
- Hit 176 home runs with Pittsburgh Pirates (7 years)
- Holds MLB single-season HR record with 73 in 2001
- Hit 40 or more homers in eight seasons, including five straight from 2000-04
- Averaged one home run every 16.5 plate appearances

HANK AARON: 755 - Played from 1954-76 (23
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HANK AARON: 755
- Played from 1954-76 (23 seasons)
- Hit 733 home runs with Braves (398 in Milwaukee, 335 in Atlanta)
- Hit 22 home runs with Milwaukee Brewers (2 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs eight times
- Only led the league in home runs four times
- Average one home run every 18.5 plate appearances

BABE RUTH: 714 - Played from 1914-35 (22
(Credit: Getty Images, circa 1923)

BABE RUTH: 714
- Played from 1914-35 (22 seasons)
- Hit 659 home runs with the Yankees (15 seasons)
- Hit 49 home runs with the Boston Red Sox (6 seasons)
- Hit 6 home runs with the Boston Braves (1 season)
- Hit 40 or more home runs 11 times
- 60 homers in 1927 was the single-season record for 34 years
- Averaged one home run every 14.9 plate appearances

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ALEX RODRIGUEZ: 696 (Through Sept. 12, 2016) -
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

ALEX RODRIGUEZ: 696
(Through Sept. 12, 2016) - Played 1994-present (22 seasons)
- Hit 351 home runs with Yankees
- Hit 189 home runs with Seattle Mariners (7 seasons)
- Hit 156 home runs with Texas Rangers (3 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs eight times
- Hit career-high 57 home runs in 2002
- Averaging a home run every 17.4 plate appearances

WILLIE MAYS: 660 - Played from 1951-73 (22
(Credit: AP (May 26, 1951))

WILLIE MAYS: 660
- Played from 1951-73 (22 seasons)
- Hit 646 home runs with the Giants (187 in New York, 459 in San Francisco)
- Hit 14 home runs with the Mets
- Hit 40 or more home runs six times
- Hit a career-high 52 home runs in 1965
- Average one home run every 18.9 plate appearances

KEN GRIFFEY JR.: 630 - Played 1998-2010 (22
(Credit: AP Photo/Al Behrman)

KEN GRIFFEY JR.: 630
- Played 1998-2010 (22 seasons)
- Hit 417 home runs with Seattle Mariners (13 years)
- Hit 210 home runs with Cincinnati Reds (9 seasons)
- Hit 3 home runs with Chicago White Sox (1 season)
- Hit 56 home runs in 1997 and 1998
- Hit 40-plus home runs seven times
- Averaged one home run every 17.9 plate appearances

JIM THOME: 611 - Played 1991-present (22 seasons)
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JIM THOME: 611
- Played 1991-present (22 seasons)
- Hit 337 home runs with Cleveland Indians (12 seasons)
- Hit 134 home runs with Chicago White Sox (3.5 seasons)
- Hit 101 home runs with Philadelphia Phillies (3+ seasons)
- Hit 37 home runs with Minnesota Twins (2 seasons)
- Hit 2 home runs with Baltimore Orioles - Hit 40 or more home runs five times
- Hit a career-high 52 home runs in 2002
- Averaging one home run every 16.8 plate appearances (through Aug. 31, 2012)

SAMMY SOSA: 609 - Played 1989-2007 (18 seasons)
(Credit: AP (Aug. 31, 1998))

SAMMY SOSA: 609
- Played 1989-2007 (18 seasons)
- Hit 545 home runs with Chicago Cubs (13 seasons)
- Hit 28 home runs with Chicago White Sox (3 seasons)
- Hit 22 home runs with Texas Rangers (2 seasons)
- Hit 14 home runs with Baltimore Orioles (1 season)
- Hit 40 or more home runs seven times
- Hit 60 or more HR three times and wasn’t the league leader each time
- Averaged one home run every 16.2 plate appearances

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ALBERT PUJOLS: 589 (Through Sept. 12, 2016) -Played
(Credit: AP)

ALBERT PUJOLS: 589
(Through Sept. 12, 2016)
-Played 2001-present (15 seasons)
-Hit 445 home runs with Cardinals (11 seasons)
-Hit 144 home runs with Angels
-Hit 40 or more home runs six times
-Hit career-high 49 home runs in 2006
-Averaging one home run every 17.6 plate appearances

FRANK ROBINSON: 586 - Played 1956-76 (21 seasons)
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FRANK ROBINSON: 586
- Played 1956-76 (21 seasons)
- Hit 334 home runs with Cincinnati Reds (10 seasons)
- Hit 143 home runs with Baltimore Orioles (6 years)
- Hit 50 home runs with California Angels (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 19 home runs with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1 season)
- Hit 14 homes runs with Cleveland Indians (2.5 seasons)
- Averaged one home run every 20 plate appearances

MARK MCGWIRE: 583 - Played 1986-2001 (16 seasons)
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MARK MCGWIRE: 583
- Played 1986-2001 (16 seasons)
- Hit 363 home runs with Oakland A?s (11.5 seasons)
- Hit 220 home runs with St. Louis Cardinals (4.5 seasons)
- Hit 50 or more home runs four times
- His 70 homers in 1998 set the single-season record and lasted three years
- Lead the league in home runs four times
- Averaged one home run every 13.1 plate appearances

HARMON KILLEBREW: 573 - Played 1954-75 (22 seasons)
(Credit: AP, 1969)

HARMON KILLEBREW: 573
- Played 1954-75 (22 seasons)
- Hit 461 home runs with Minnesota Twins (14 seasons)
- Hit 84 home runs with the Washington Seantors (7 seasons)
- Hit 14 home runs with Kansas City Royals (one season)
- Hit 40 or more home runs eight times
- Lead the league in home runs six times
- Hit a career-high 49 home runs in 1964 and 1969
- Averaged one home run every 17.6 plate appearances

RAFAEL PALMEIRO: 569 - Played 1986-2005 (20 seasons)
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RAFAEL PALMEIRO: 569
- Played 1986-2005 (20 seasons)
- Hit 321 home runs with Texas Rangers (10 seasons)
- Hit 223 home runs with Baltimore Orioles (7 seasons)
- Hit 25 home runs with Chicago Cubs (3 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs four times
- Averaged one home run every 21.2 plate appearances

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REGGIE JACKSON: 563 - Played 1967-87 (20 seasons)
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REGGIE JACKSON: 563
- Played 1967-87 (20 seasons)
- Hit 269 home runs with Athletics (1 in Kansas City, 268 in Oakland) (10 seasons)
- Hit 144 home runs with Yankees (5 seasons)
- Hit 123 home runs with California Angels (5 seasons)
- Hit 27 home runs with Baltimore Orioles (1 season)
- Hit a career-high 47 home runs in 1969
- Hit 30 or more home runs seven times
- Averaged one home run every 20.3 plate appearances

MANNY RAMIREZ: 555 - Played 1993-2011 (19 seasons)
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

MANNY RAMIREZ: 555
- Played 1993-2011 (19 seasons)
- Hit 274 home runs with Boston Red Sox (7.5 seasons)
- Hit 236 home runs with Cleveland Indians (8 seasons)
- Hit 44 home runs with Los Angles Dodgers (3 seasons)
- Hit 1 home run with Chicago White Sox (0.5 season)
- Hit 40 or more home runs five times
- Averaged one home run every 17.6 plate appearances

MIKE SCHMIDT: 548 - Played 1972-89 (18 seasons)
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MIKE SCHMIDT: 548
- Played 1972-89 (18 seasons)
- Hit all of his home runs with the Philadelphia Phillies
- Hit 30 or more home runs 12 times
- Hit 40 or more home runs three times
- Led the National League in home runs eight times
- Averaged one home run every 18.4 plate appearances

MICKEY MANTLE: 536 - Played 1951-68 (18 seasons)
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MICKEY MANTLE: 536
- Played 1951-68 (18 seasons)
- Hit all of his home runs with Yankees
- Hit 369 home runs as a lefty and 161 home runs as a righty
- Led the American League in home runs four times
- Hit 50-plus homers twice
- Averaged one home run every 18.5 plate appearances

DAVID ORTIZ: 536 (through Sept. 12, 2016) -
(Credit: AP / Chris O'Meara)

DAVID ORTIZ: 536
(through Sept. 12, 2016) - Played 1997-present (20 seasons)
- 58 home runs with Minnesota Twins (1997-2002)
- 478 home runs with Boston Red Sox
- Hit 40 or more home runs three times
- Hit career-high 54 home runs in 2006
- Averaging a home run every 18.8 plate appearances

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JIMMIE FOXX: 534 - Played 1925-42, 1944-45 (20
(Credit: AP )

JIMMIE FOXX: 534
- Played 1925-42, 1944-45 (20 seasons)
- Hit 302 home runs with Philadelphia Athletics (11 seasons)
- Hit 222 home runs with Boston Red Sox (6.5 seasons)
- Hit 7 home runs with Philadelphia Phillies (1 season)
- Hit 3 home runs with Chicago Cubs (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs three times
- Hit 50 or more home runs twice
- Was the youngest player to reach 500 home runs before Alex Rodriguez passed him in 2007
- Averaged one home run every 18.1 plate appearances

TED WILLIAMS: 521 - Played 1939-42, 1946-1960 (19
(Credit: AP)

TED WILLIAMS: 521
- Played 1939-42, 1946-1960 (19 seasons)
- Hit all of his home runs with Boston Red Sox
- Hit 30 or more home runs eight times
- Hit a career-high 43 home runs in 1949
- Led the American League in home runs four times
- Averaged one home run every 18.8 plate appearances

WILLIE MCCOVEY: 521 - Played 1959-80 (22 seasons)
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WILLIE MCCOVEY: 521
- Played 1959-80 (22 seasons)
- Hit 469 home runs with San Francisco Giants (19 seasons)
- Hit 52 home runs with San Diego Padres (2.5 seasons)
- Hit 30 or more home runs six times
- Hit a career-high 45 home runs in 1969
- Led the National League in home runs three times
- Averaged one home run every 18.6 plate appearances

FRANK THOMAS: 521 - Played 1990-2008 (19 seasons)
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FRANK THOMAS: 521
- Played 1990-2008 (19 seasons)
- Hit 448 home runs with Chicago White Sox (16 seasons)
- Hit 44 home runs with Oakland A’s (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 29 home runs with Toronto Blue Jays (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs five times
- Never led the American League in home runs
- Averaged one home run ever 19.3 plate appearances

ERNIE BANKS: 512 - Played 1953-71 (19 seasons)
(Credit: UPI)

ERNIE BANKS: 512
- Played 1953-71 (19 seasons)
- Hit all of his home runs with Chicago Cubs
- Hit 40 or more home runs four years in a row
- Led the National League in home runs twice
- Hit a career-high 47 home runs in 1958
- Averaged one home run every 20.3 plate appearances

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EDDIE MATHEWS: 512 - Played 1952-68 (17 seasons)
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EDDIE MATHEWS: 512
- Played 1952-68 (17 seasons)
- Hit 493 home runs with Braves (25 in Boston, 452 in Milwaukee, 16 in Atlanta)
- Hit 10 home runs with Houston Astros (0.5 season)
- Hit 9 home runs with Detroit Tigers (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 40 or more home runs four times
- Averaged one home run every 19.8 plate appearances

MEL OTT: 511 - Played 1926-47 (22 seasons)
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MEL OTT: 511
- Played 1926-47 (22 seasons)
- Hit all of his home runs with New York Giants
- Hit 30 or more home runs seven times
- Hit a career-high 42 home runs in 1929
- Averaged one home run every 22.2 plate appearances

GARY SHEFFIELD: 509 - Played 1988-2009 (22 seasons)
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GARY SHEFFIELD: 509
- Played 1988-2009 (22 seasons)
- Hit 129 home runs with Los Angeles Dodgers (3.5 seasons)
- Hit 122 home runs with Florida Marlins (5 seasons)
- Hit 76 home runs with Yankees (3 seasons)
- Hit 64 home runs with Atlanta Braves (2 seasons)
- Hit 44 home runs with Detroit Tigers (2 seasons)
- Hit 43 home runs with San Diego Padres (1.5 seasons)
- Hit 21 home runs with Milwaukee Brewers (4 seasons)
- Hit 10 home runs with Mets (1 season)
- Averaged one home run every 21.5 plate appearances

EDDIE MURRAY: 504 - Played 1977-97 (21 seasons)
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EDDIE MURRAY: 504
- Played 1977-97 (21 seasons)
- Hit 343 home runs with Baltimore Orioles (12.5 seasons)
- Hit 65 home runs with Los Angeles Dodgers (3.5 seasons)
- Hit 50 home runs with Cleveland Indians (2.5 seasons)
- Hit 43 home runs with Mets (2 seasons)
- Hit 3 home runs with Anaheim Angels (0.5 season)
- 362 of his home runs came left-handed, 142 as a righty
- Averaged one home run every 25.4 plate appearances

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