Mets Stat Of The Day: Is Ralph Kiner the greatest home run hitter?

Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

Over the first eight seasons of his career, Ralph Kiner hit home runs at a faster rate than any other player in baseball history.

Of course, Mets fans will remember Ralph Kiner as a lovable broadcaster. But he was also one of the most prodigious power hitters in baseball history. No player has hit more home runs than Kiner over the first eight seasons of their career.

Rk Player HR From To Age G
1 Ralph Kiner 329 1946 1953 23-30 1212
2 Albert Pujols 319 2001 2008 21-28 1239
3 Eddie Mathews 299 1952 1959 20-27 1177
4 Ryan Howard 286 2004 2011 24-31 1027
5 Adam Dunn 278 2001 2008 21-28 1131
6 Mark Teixeira 275 2003 2010 23-30 1218
7 Ernie Banks 269 1953 1960 22-29 1078
8 Ted Williams 265 1939 1949 20-30 1184
9 Frank Robinson 262 1956 1963 20-27 1190
10 Prince Fielder 260 2005 2012 21-28 1160

Source: Baseball-Reference.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Join Amazin' Avenue

You must be a member of Amazin' Avenue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Amazin' Avenue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker