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Players with a homer in at least 40 ballparks

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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.

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.

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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

Video: Griffey homers for the eighth time on Opening Day
• Fred McGriff (1986-2004), 43 ballparks

Video: McGriff strings together 10 seasons of 30-plus homers
• Ellis Burks (1987-2004), 41 ballparks

Video: SF@COL: Burks crushes his 40th homer of 1996
• Mike Piazza (1992-2007), 40 ballparks

Video: Piazza gets elected to Hall of Fame class of 2016
• Gary Sheffield (1988-2009), 40 ballparks

Video: Sheffield's unique swing made him a power threat

Ed Eagle is an editorial producer for MLB.com.