Players with a homer in at least 40 ballparks

February 9th, 2018

With 30 clubs in the Majors, and even accounting for the eruption of new ballparks that have been built since the 1990s, it seems borderline impossible that a player could have hit a home run at 40 different parks.

Photos: Homers in at least 40 ballparks

But dig a little deeper and you'll find that six players have gone deep in at least 40 stadiums, a list that includes a pair of iconic batters -- outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and catcher Mike Piazza -- enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Here are the six players to accomplish the feat, led by slugger Sammy Sosa, who deposited balls into the stands of a whopping 45 stadiums across both the American and National Leagues:

• Sammy Sosa (1989-2005, '07), 45 ballparks
• Ken Griffey Jr. (1989-2010), 44 ballparks

• Fred McGriff (1986-2004), 43 ballparks

• Ellis Burks (1987-2004), 41 ballparks

• Mike Piazza (1992-2007), 40 ballparks

• Gary Sheffield (1988-2009), 40 ballparks