For The Record: Homeruns Allowed

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For The Record: Homeruns Allowed

From Baseball Almanac

The"modern" (since 1900) National League record for home runs allowed in a game is six and it has been allowed three times by three different pitchers: Larry Benton of New York on May 12, 1930, Sloppy Thurston of Brooklyn on August 13, 1932 & Bill Kerksieck of Philadelphia on August 13, 1939.

Some entire pitching staffs are infamous and get their own team related home runs allowed records which we have posted below:

Most Home Runs Allowed in a Season

AL

241

1996 Detroit Tigers

NL

230

2001 Colorado Rockies

 

 

 

Most Home Runs Allowed in a Season At Home

AL

132

1964 Kansas City Athletics

NL

159

1999 Colorado Rockies

Did you know that only two pitchers in Major League history have ever given up four consecutive home runs in an inning? On July 31, 1963, Paul Foytack of the Los Angeles Angels set the mark and forty-four years later Chase Wright, on April 22, 2007, tied the record.

Home Runs Allowed Records

The most home runs allowed by a pitcher in a career, the most home runs allowed in a season, the most in a game and other similar home runs allowed records are presented below and research is complete through completion of the previous season.

"I never slept when I lost. I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes. I'd see those base hits over and over and they would drive me crazy." - Robin Roberts (Major League Leader in Home Runs Allowed)
Home Runs Allowed

Career Records

RecordLgName(s)Team(s)Data

Most
In A Career

AL

Frank Tanana

California

146

422

Boston

17

Texas

75

Detroit

182

New York

2

NL

Warren Spahn

Boston

128

434

Milwaukee

280

New York

18

San Francisco

8

ML

Robin Roberts

Philadelphia

402

505

Baltimore

87

Houston

8

Chicago

8

Home Runs Allowed

Single Season Records

RecordLgName(s)Team(s)Data

Most
In A Season

AL

Bert Blyleven

Minnesota

50

1986
NL

Jose Lima

Houston

48

2000

Most Seasons
Leading The League

AL

Pedro Ramos

Washington

3

1957

Washington

1958

Minnesota

1961

Denny McLain

Detroit

1966

Detroit

1967

Detroit

1968
NL

Robin Roberts

Philadelphia

5

1954

Philadelphia

1955

Philadelphia

1956

Philadelphia

1957

Philadelphia

1960

Fergie Jenkins

Chicago

1967

Chicago

1968

Chicago

1971

Chicago

1972

Chicago

1973
Home Runs Allowed

Game Records

RecordLgName(s)Team(s)Data

Most
In A Game

AL

Tommy Thomas

St. Louis

6

06-27-1936

George Caster

Philadelphia

09-24-1940

Tim Wakefield

Boston

08-08-2004

R.A. Dickey

Texas

04-06-2006

NL

Charlie Sweeney

St. Louis

7

06-12-1886
Home Runs Allowed

Inning Records

RecordLgName(s)Team(s)Data

Most
In An Inning

AL

George Caster

Philadelphia

4

09-24-1940
6th Inning

Cal McLish

Cleveland

05-22-1957
6th Inning

Paul Foytack

Los Angeles

07-31-1963
6th Inning

Catfish Hunter

New York

06-17-1977
1st Inning

Mike Caldwell

Milwaukee

05-31-1980
4th Inning

Scott Sanderson

New York

05-02-1992
5th Inning

Brian Anderson

California

09-05-1995
2nd Inning

Dave Telgheder

Oakland

09-21-1996
3rd Inning

Dave Burba

Cleveland

06-29-2001
4th Inning

Pat Mahomes

Texas

08-17-2001
6th Inning

Randy Johnson

New York

08-21-2005

4th Inning

Chase Wright

New York

04-22-2007
3rd Inning
NL

Henry Lampe

Boston

4

06-06-1894
3rd Inning

Larry Benton

New York

05-12-1930
7th Inning

Bill Kerksieck

Philadelphia

08-13-1939
4th Inning

Charlie Bicknell

Philadelphia

06-06-1948
6th Inning

Ben Wade

Brooklyn

05-28-1954
8th Inning

Mario Soto

Cincinnati

04-29-1986
4th Inning

John Smoltz

Atlanta

06-19-1994
1st Inning

Jose Lima

Houston

04-27-2000
1st Inning

Andy Benes

St. Louis

07-23-2000
2nd Inning

Phil Norton

Chicago

08-08-2000
4th Inning

Steve Trachsel

New York

05-17-2001
3rd Inning

Alan Embree

San Francisco

05-20-2001
7th Inning

Brandon Claussen

Cincinnati

04-22-2006

4th Inning
RecordLgName(s)Team(s)Data

Home Runs Allowed Record Book by Baseball Almanac


 

 

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