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500 Club: By the numbers
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05/11/2003  3:30 PM ET 
500 Club: By the numbers
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 The 500 home run club
 Rank, playerDateTotal
1. Hank Aaron7/14/68755
2. Babe Ruth8/11/29714
3. Willie Mays9/13/65660
4. Barry Bonds*4/17/01623
5. Frank Robinson9/13/71586
6. Mark McGwire8/5/99583
7. Harmon Killebrew8/10/71573
8. Reggie Jackson9/17/84563
9. Mike Schmidt4/18/87548
10. Mickey Mantle5/14/67536
11. Jimmie Foxx9/24/40534
12. Willie McCovey6/30/78521
12. Ted Williams6/17/60521
14. Ernie Banks5/12/70512
14. Eddie Mathews7/14/67512
16. Mel Ott8/1/45511
17. Eddie Murray9/6/96504
18. Sammy Sosa*04/04/03505
19. Rafael Palmeiro*05/11/03500
 * active

 Youngest players to reach 500 home runs by age
 Rank, playerYearAge
1. Jimmie Foxx194032 years, 337 days
2. Willie Mays196534 years, 130 days
3. Sammy Sosa200334 years, 143 days
4. Hank Aaron196834 years, 159 days
5. Babe Ruth192934 years, 186 days
6. Harmon Killebrew197135 years, 51 days
7. Mickey Mantle196735 years, 206 days
8. Eddie Mathews196735 years, 274 days
9. Mark McGwire199935 years, 308 days
10. Frank Robinson1971 36 years, 13 days
11. Mel Ott194536 years, 152 days
12. Barry Bonds200136 years, 269 days
13. Mike Schmidt198737 years, 203 days
14. Reggie Jackson198438 years, 122 days
15. Rafael Palmeiro200338 years, 230 days
16. Ernie Banks197039 years, 101 days
17. Willie McCovey197840 years, 171 days
18. Eddie Murray199640 years, 191 days
19. Ted Williams196041 years, 291 days

 Fastest players to reach 500 home runs by at-bats
 Rank, playerYearNo. AB
1. Mark McGwire19995,487
2. Babe Ruth 19295,801
3. Harmon Killebrew 19716,671
4. Sammy Sosa20037,036
5. Jimmie Foxx19407,084
6. Mickey Mantle19677,300
7. Mike Schmidt19877,336
8. Ted Williams19607,454
9. Barry Bonds20017,502
10. Willie Mays19657,533
11. Willie McCovey19787,583
12. Eddie Mathews19678,280
13. Frank Robinson19718,427
14. Reggie Jackson19848,600
15. Hank Aaron19688,612
16. Rafael Palmeiro20039,116
17. Ernie Banks19709,199
18. Mel Ott19459,249
19. Eddie Murray199611,095

 Players likely to join the 500 home run club
 Player, teamTotal*Age**
Fred McGriff, Dodgers48339
Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati46933
Juan Gonzalez, Texas41733
Alex Rodriguez, Texas30927
 On the warning track
Jeff Bagwell, Houston39134
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox38234
Gary Sheffield, Atlanta34834
Jim Thome, Cleveland34132
Manny Ramirez, Boston31429
 Long shots
Andres Galarraga, Montreal38841
Matt Williams, Arizona37737
Greg Vaughn35235
Mike Piazza, New York Mets35134
Ellis Burks, Cleveland35038
 * through May 10  ** on Opening Day




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