Alex Rodriguez – 57*
This is A-Rod’s final entry on this list from the most productive year of his career. He led his fellow sluggers with a staggering 57 home runs as he showed his brilliance. Yes, he was probably on the juice but the reality is that so was nearly everybody else in the Majors.
He achieved this in 2002 during his stay with the Rangers. Rodriguez won the Golden Glove and Babe Ruth awards for his excellence. He also set multiple franchise records and became one of the most desired players in MLB. He closed in on Roger Maris’s record but didn’t quite get there (via NPR).