History of the Long Ball

Top five home run leaders for every season since 1900.

113 years of Baseball

  • Top 5 Average Area Chart

The Home run is the most historically significant statistic in baseball. This chart shows the average from the top five home run hitters every year since the turn of the century. As you can see from the chart, the amount of home runs hit varied a lot throughout its history. Hover over the bubbles to see the history behind the home runs.