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500 Home Run Club

A Major League Baseball player joins the prestigious 500 Home Run Club upon hitting 500 career home runs. The 27 members of the club are listed below in order of career home runs, which are noted in the parentheses.
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1. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants - April 17, 2001 (762)

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2. Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves - July 14, 1968 (755)

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3. Babe Ruth, New York Yankees - August 11, 1929 (714)

Babe Ruth was the first Major League Baseball player to join the 500 Home Run Club. Babe Ruth hits a towering home run in this undated photo. AP

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4. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees - August 4, 2007 (696)

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5. Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants - September 13, 1965 (660)

Willie Mays is greeted by teammate Willie McCovey as he crosses home plate after hitting his 500th homer of his Major League career. McCovey joined Mays in the 500 Home Run Club on June 30, 1978. AP

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6. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - April 22, 2014 (656*)

* = Career home runs accurate as of end of 2019 season. Albert Pujols is still an active Major League Baseball player. Mitchell Layton/MLB Photos

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7. Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati Reds - June 20, 2004 (630)

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8. Jim Thome, Chicago White Sox - September 16, 2007 (612)

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9. Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs - April 4, 2003 (609)

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10. Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles - September 13, 1971 (586)

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11. Mark McGwire, St. Louis Cardinals - August 5, 1999 (583)

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12. Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins - August 10, 1971 (573)

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13. Rafael Palmeiro, Texas Rangers - May 11, 2003 (569)

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14. Reggie Jackson, California Angels - September 17, 1984 (563)

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15. Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox - May 31, 2008 (555)

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16. Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies - April 18, 1987 (548)

Powering through home run #499 on April 17, 1987. Mike Schmidt's 500th home run was hit the following day. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

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17. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox - September 12, 2015 (541)

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18. Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees - May 14, 1967 (536)

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19. Jimmie Foxx, Boston Red Sox - September 24, 1940 (534)

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20. Willie McCovey, San Francisco Giants - June 30, 1978 (521)

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20. Frank Thomas, Toronto Blue Jays - June 28, 2007 (521)

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20. Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox - June 17, 1960 (521)

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23. Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs - May 12, 1970 (512)

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23. Eddie Mathews, Houston Astros - July 14, 1967 (512)

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25. Mel Ott, New York Giants - August 1, 1945 (511)

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26. Gary Sheffield, New York Mets - April 17, 2009 (509)

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27. Eddie Murray, Baltimore Orioles - September 6, 1996 (504)

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