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Can you name the MLB players with the most home runs against each franchise?
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Baseball Reference (also Retrosheet.org)
For each franchise, name the top 5 players on opposing teams to have hit the most home runs throughout history.
Data is from 1876-2010. Team listed is player's primary team, on which he played the most games. See first comment for team/franchise abbreviations.
MLB Home Run Leader by Name Length
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Jun 8th, 2011 at 22:45 GMT
Team/franchise abbreviations: ANA = Anaheim Angels (1997-2004), ARI = Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-), ATL = Atlanta Braves (1966-), BAL = Baltimore Orioles (1954-), BOS = Boston Red Sox (1901-), BRO = Brooklyn Dodgers (1884-1957), BSN = Boston Braves (1876-1952), CAL = California Angels (1965-96), CHC = Chicago Cubs (1876-), CHW = Chicago White Sox (1901-), CIN = Cincinnati Reds (1882-), CLE = Cleveland Indians (1901-), COL = Colorado Rockies (1993-), DET = Detroit Tigers (1901-), FLA = Florida Marlins (1993-), HOU = Houston Astros (1962-), KCA = Kansas City Athletics (1955-67), KCR = Kansas City Royals (1969-), LAA = Los Angeles Angels (1961-64, 2005-), LAD = Los Angeles Dodgers (1958-), MIL = Milwaukee Brewers (1970-), MIN = Minnesota Twins (1961-), MLN = Milwaukee Braves (1953-65), MON = Montreal Expos (1969-2004), NYG = New York Giants (1883-1957), NYM = New York Mets (1962-), NYY = New York Yankees (1903-), OAK = Oakland Athletics (1968-), PHA = Philadelphia Athletics (1901-54), PHI = Philadelphia Phillies (1883-), PIT = Pittsburgh Pirates (1882-), SDP = San Diego Padres (1969-), SEA = Seattle Mariners (1977-), SFG = San Francisco Giants (1958-), SLB = St. Louis Browns (1902-53), STL = St. Louis Cardinals (1882-), TBR = Tampa Bay Rays (1998-), TEX = Texas Rangers (1972-), TOR = Toronto Blue Jays (1977-), WSA = Washington Senators (1961-71), WSH = Washington Senators (1901-60), WSN = Washington Nationals (2005-)
Jun 9th, 2011 at 06:08 GMT
Jun 9th, 2011 at 10:56 GMT
Griffey's not on here because he split his career between two leagues.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 13:15 GMT
But McGriff is...wow, he owned the Astros!
Jun 9th, 2011 at 13:46 GMT
very very good.thought i put sosa, turns out i didn't.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 15:29 GMT
I will never understand how 1.1% of people did not get Babe Ruth
Jun 9th, 2011 at 16:49 GMT
Great quiz. I like that you need to do more than just list the guys with the most career HR.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 18:12 GMT
Babe Ruth must have loved facing the Tigers and As.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 18:15 GMT
It must make Red Sox fans feel good to look at what team their answers played for.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 21:17 GMT
@deej, you don't understand someone typing in a name or two, then quitting the quiz or getting interrupted and not finishing?
Jun 9th, 2011 at 22:36 GMT
Babe Ruth must have loved facing any team.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 23:31 GMT
A rare home run list without Frank Robinson and his 586 homers...he topped out with 54 against the Cubs...I contend he cost himself the 600 homer club while doing the player/manager thing for Cleveland 74-75-76.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 23:53 GMT
Robinson has the same problem as Griffey here, having split his career between the NL and AL.
Jun 10th, 2011 at 00:34 GMT
Reggie Sanders...I am a Reds fan and I did not come up with that.
Jun 10th, 2011 at 02:21 GMT
Sanders is probably the most overlooked member of the 300/300 club.
Jun 10th, 2011 at 03:24 GMT
I distinctly remember Harold Baines terrorizing the Jays. Seemed every time he was up it was gone. Definitely knew it when I saw White Sox (after guessing Thomas of course)
Jun 17th, 2011 at 20:45 GMT
Whats fun about this is that the Babe is the leader against EVERY single one of the other original 7 AL teams he played against as a Yankee - and in most cases, no one is even CLOSE to him - except Gehrig against the Browns. The Browns might be the worst franchise of the first half of the 20th Century - correction they WERE that-- and more. And now Chipper has moved up on that Met list.
Jun 18th, 2011 at 22:00 GMT
I guess it only feels like Torii Hunter has a bunch against the Royals.
Jun 23rd, 2011 at 23:12 GMT
Great idea for a quiz!! - well done - did much better than I thought I would - only missed 14 but that only included 10 different people!
Game published: Jul 1st, 2011 at 20:03 GMT
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Jul 1st, 2011 at 20:41 GMT
I hate how Barry Bonds is most guessed.*
Jul 1st, 2011 at 20:47 GMT
Jul 1st, 2011 at 21:35 GMT
Geez gotta feel bad for the Athletics...Ruth did a number on them
Jul 1st, 2011 at 22:14 GMT
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 00:21 GMT
Yay, my fourth published quiz. Have fun, everyone.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 02:40 GMT
Shocked Griffey isn't on here somewhere
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 03:41 GMT
@dlte: You may not be so quick with the asterisk joke by the time the NCAA is through with Ohio State.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 03:50 GMT
@Tchaikovsky -- apparently Griffey dished it out evenly to all teams. It could also be because he spent so much time in both leagues as well, Frank Robinson doesn't pop up either.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 06:17 GMT
Thanks for shortening Yastreszemski to just Yas. Appreciate it.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 07:40 GMT
Great quiz. Suprised to not see Ken Griffey Jr on here.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 GMT
Man, that Rockies list is a weird one.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 14:37 GMT
Interesting. Ruth played 80% of his career against seven teams, and he's #1 against all seven. Mays and Aaron have a minor duel against the older teams in the NL, and Barry stomps on some of the newer ones. Also, Canseco makes this list, but McGwire does not. Neither does Griffey, but Sosa pops in for a few. One of the more thought provoking quizzes.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 18:35 GMT
Who would have thought Reggie Sanders would make this list? And I can't believe I forgot Jim Thome!
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 19:46 GMT
Just so you know, guys like Griffey, McGwire, and Frank Robinson didn't make it into the quiz here because they spent significant portions of their careers (and their peak HR-hitting periods) in the NL and the AL.
Jul 2nd, 2011 at 22:50 GMT
I was kind of wondering why the Braves had to move from Milwaukee given their representation here, but then I looked again and saw it was only actually two players.
Jul 3rd, 2011 at 03:25 GMT
Man, did Babe Ruth do a number on the Tigers and the A's or what? And he probably even pitched in some of those games!
Jul 3rd, 2011 at 16:25 GMT
Um, it's actually Pilots-Brewers. *pushes glasses up*
Jul 6th, 2011 at 08:51 GMT
how does MLN = Milwaukee Braves?
Jul 6th, 2011 at 17:02 GMT
I know it's Pilots-Brewers, but I just tried to keep it simple. I also didn't say Orioles-Yankees, or Brewers-Browns-Orioles, or Atlantics-Grays-Bridegrooms-Grooms-Bridegrooms-Superbas-Dodgers-Superbas-Robins-Dodgers. The abbreviation for the Milwaukee Braves, which comes from Baseball Reference, is MLN, for "MiLwaukee National league." Just plain MIL, for "MILwaukee," is for the current Brewers team; MLA ("MiLwaukee American league") is used for the 1901 Brewers AL team; MLU is for the short-lived 1884 Union Association team; etc.
Jul 6th, 2011 at 20:59 GMT
Nice to do a home run quiz where I have to remember more than just who testified in front of Congress. Altogether, a great quiz! Fun mix of historical and modern.
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