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

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

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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