10 MLB Players Who Could Challenge the Career Home Run Record

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10 MLB Players Who Could Challenge the Career Home Run Record
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The career home run record is the most coveted mark in professional sports, and Barry Bonds overtook Hank Aaron in 2007 to become the owner of that legendary milestone. Bonds finished with 762, seven more than Aaron, and steroids or not, it is an incredible feat that could stand for a long time.

Every so often there comes along a player that looks like he will be the next one to break the record. Ken Griffey, Jr. looked like a safe bet to surpass Hank Aaron, and then he inexplicably fell apart in the second half of his career. Mark McGwire's late-career surge was too late, and he was out of baseball by 38. Mickey Mantle had raw power that scouts dream of, but his knees held him to "just" 536.

Realistically, there's a pretty good chance no one on this list will break the record. It's just too many home runs from one player. But these 10 players have the best chance of one day hitting their 763rd home run.

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