Saturday, May 3, 2008

Career HR Leaders by State

A few weeks ago I put together a list of career home run leaders by height. Today I want to do the same for players born in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia.

StatePlayerHRActive LeaderHR
AlabamaHank Aaron755Marlon Anderson63
AlaskaJosh Phelps64Josh Phelps64
ArizonaShea Hillenbrand
Jack Towell
108Chris Duncan46
ArkansasBrooks Robinson268Pat Burrell227
CaliforniaBarry Bonds762Jason Giambi369
ColoradoJohnny Frederick85Mark Johnson16
ConnecticutMo Vaughn328Brad Ausmus76
DelawareJohn Mabry
Randy Bush
Dave May
96Kevin Mench89
District of ColumbiaDon Money176Emmanuel Burriss0
FloridaFred McGriff493Gary Sheffield482
GeorgiaFrank Thomas516Frank Thomas516
HawaiiMike Lum90Shane Victorino20
IdahoHarmon Killebrew573Jason Schmidt7
IllinoisJim Thome513Jim Thome513
IndianaGil Hodges370Scott Rolen262
IowaHal Trosky228Casey Blake109
KansasTony Clark244Tony Clark244
KentuckyJay Buhner310Brad Wilkerson118
LouisianaMel Ott511Vernon Wells161
MaineDel Bissonette66Tim Stauffer0
MarylandBabe Ruth714Mark Teixeira174
MassachusettsJeff Bagwell449Mark Sweeney42
MichiganKirk Gibson
John Mayberry
255Jason Varitek151
MinnesotaDave Winfield465Dan Johnson42
MississippiEllis Burks352Dmitri Young167
MissouriYogi Berra358Ryan Howard135
MontanaJohn Lowenstein116Rob Johnson0
NebraskaWade Boggs118Alex Gordon18
NevadaMarty Cordova122Justin Leone6
New HamphirePhil Plantier91Sam Fuld0
New JerseyEric Karros284Derek Jeter195
New MexicoRalph Kiner369Cody Ross27
New YorkAlex Rodriguez522Alex Rodriguez522
North CarolinaRay Durham187Ray Durham187
North DakotaTravis Hafner145Travis Hafner145
OhioMike Schmidt548Aubrey Huff161
OklahomaMickey Mantle536Matt Holliday107
OregonDave Kingman442Richie Sexson300
PennsylvaniaKen Griffey Jr.597Ken Griffey Jr.597
Rhode IslandPaul Konerko281Paul Konerko281
South CarolinaJim Rice382Orlando Hudson63
South DakotaMark Ellis60Mark Ellis60
TennesseeTodd Helton306Todd Helton306
TexasFrank Robinson586Lance Berkman268
UtahDuke Sims100Chris Shelton35
VermontCarlton Fisk376Chris Duffy6
VirginiaWillie Horton325David Wright102
WashingtonRon Santo342Geoff Jenkins213
West VirginiaGeorge Brett317J.R. House3
WisconsinAl Simmons307Eric Hinske91
WyomingMike Devereaux105John Buck55

A few things to note about the active list:
  • The active leader for California could potentially change a number of times this year. Though Giambi currently has 369 home runs, Jeff Kent is right behind him at 368, and Jim Edmonds has 363.
  • I listed the active leader for Colorado as Mark Johnson even though he hasn't been in the majors since 2004 because he's currently catching for AAA Memphis in the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system. See the quote under the site title above to see how much they think of him. The only other Colorado-born player to have played in the majors since 2004 with a home run is pitcher Brian Lawrence who now pitches for the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League.
  • Only two people born in Maine have played in the majors and are still active: Tim Stauffer, on the list, is on the Padres' 60-day disabled list and Matt Kinney pitches for the Seibu Lions in Japan.
  • Pitchers Brian Wilson, Chris Carpenter, and Chad Paronto are tied with Sam Fuld among active players born in New Hampshire. Lefthander Taylor Tankersley is tied with Rob Johnson among Montanans.
  • Orlando Hudson is tops among active South Carolinians so long as Reggie Sanders and Preston Wilson stay unsigned.
  • Daric Barton is right behind Chris Duffy among Vermonters with five home runs.


Mad Guru said...

Randy Bush and Dave May are also tied with John Mabry for the Delaware lead. Please see for further details.

Theron Schultz said...

Thanks! I misread the list when I looked it up. It should be fixed now.