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500 Club: By the numbers
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06/20/2004  5:06 PM ET
500 Club: By the numbers
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 • Fastest by age  • Fastest by at-bats  • Likely to join

 The 500 home run club
 Rank, playerDateTotal
1. Hank Aaron7/14/68755
2. Babe Ruth8/11/29714
3. Barry Bonds*4/17/01676
4. Willie Mays9/13/65660
5. Frank Robinson9/13/71586
6. Mark McGwire8/5/99583
7. Harmon Killebrew8/10/71573
8. Reggie Jackson9/17/84563
9. Sammy Sosa*4/4/03549
10. Mike Schmidt4/18/87548
11. Rafael Palmeiro*5/11/03538
12. Mickey Mantle5/14/67536
13. Jimmie Foxx9/24/40534
14. Willie McCovey6/30/78521
15. Ted Williams6/17/60521
16. Ernie Banks5/12/70512
17. Eddie Mathews7/14/67512
18. Mel Ott8/1/45511
19. Eddie Murray9/6/96504
20. Ken Griffey Jr.*6/20/04500
 * 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. Ken Griffey Jr.200434 years, 212 days
7. Harmon Killebrew197135 years, 51 days
8. Mickey Mantle196735 years, 206 days
9. Eddie Mathews196735 years, 274 days
10. Mark McGwire199935 years, 308 days
11. Frank Robinson1971 36 years, 13 days
12. Mel Ott194536 years, 152 days
13. Barry Bonds200136 years, 269 days
14. Mike Schmidt198737 years, 203 days
15. Reggie Jackson198438 years, 122 days
16. Rafael Palmeiro200338 years, 230 days
17. Ernie Banks197039 years, 101 days
18. Willie McCovey197840 years, 171 days
19. Eddie Murray199640 years, 191 days
20. 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. Ken Griffey Jr.20047,321
8. Mike Schmidt19877,336
9. Ted Williams19607,454
10. Barry Bonds20017,502
11. Willie Mays19657,533
12. Willie McCovey19787,583
13. Eddie Mathews19678,280
14. Frank Robinson19718,427
15. Reggie Jackson19848,600
16. Hank Aaron19688,612
17. Rafael Palmeiro20039,116
18. Ernie Banks19709,199
19. Mel Ott19459,249
20. Eddie Murray199611,095

 Players likely to join the 500 home run club
 Player, teamTotal*Age*
Fred McGriff, Devil Rays49340
Juan Gonzalez, Kansas City43434
Alex Rodriguez, New York36128
 On the warning track
Jeff Bagwell, Houston43036
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox43536
Gary Sheffield, New York38935
Jim Thome, Phillies40433
Manny Ramirez, Boston36532
 * through June 20 

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