Babe Ruth's Home Runs Overview

During Babe Ruth's 22-year Major League Baseball career, he had 714 home runs, an average of 32.4545 home runs per season. 1927 was his best season with 60 home runs and his worst season was 1914 when he had 0 home runs. Babe Ruth outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (48.6993), The Lost Generation (18.3164), Y (211.76), mlb (49.8374), and RF (75.313) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Home runs are hits where the player hits the ball and reaches home in a single play without the benefit of an error or fielders choice. Commonly this is done by the player hitting the ball over the outfield fence in fair territory but it can also occur with a well placed hit that stays inside the park. Generally, for Home Runs, higher is better. (Source)

Babe Ruth's Home Runs Per Season Line Chart

This line chart shows Babe Ruth's yearly Home Runs for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RF, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Babe Ruth's Cumulative Home Runs by Season

This line chart attempts to show shows Babe Ruth's progression over their entire career. Each year on the chart represents Babe Ruth's career total Home Runs at the end of that season.
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Babe Ruth's Home Runs Per Season Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Babe Ruth and related player groups by summarizing Home Runs for each season played by Babe Ruth. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Babe Ruth's Season Home Runs Stats Table

This table shows Babe Ruth's Home Runs stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, RF, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Babe Ruth's career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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