Few baseball fans would deny that there’s nothing more exciting in Major League Baseball (MLB) than when sluggers chase records. In the latest example of this phenomenon, Yankees power hitter Aaron Judge set pulses racing in 2022 as he took his game to the next level and broke the 60-home run barrier. Judge’s season brings to light the many more exciting seasons throughout the years.
So today we’ll look at the greatest home run seasons in MLB history. These athletes took baseball by storm in their pursuit of excellence. Yes, we’ve included alleged or proven steroid cheats but marked their records with an asterisk. Check out the list of the greatest home run seasons in MLB history below.
Prince Fielder – 50
Fielder was one of the top MLB sluggers of his era. In 2007, he broke the 50 home run barrier for the only time in his career in a record-breaking year. He set a new Brewers home run record and became the youngest star to hit 50 home runs in a single season. This was a remarkable achievement but Fielder had a personal motivation.
He had a terrible relationship with his father Cecil, who was also a member of the 50 home runs club. Fielder wanted to eclipse Cecil’s record of 51 but he didn’t reach his target. Nonetheless, it remains a Milwaukee record, and only Christian Yelich came close to emulating his success (via CBS Sports).