Progressive Leaders & Records for AB per HR

Table
Year Career AB/HR   Single-Season AB/HR   ActiveAB/HR   Yearly AB/HR
1871 John Bass 29.7 John Bass 29.7
1872 John Bass 29.7 Count Gedney 39.3
1873 John Bass 29.7 Lip Pike 71.3
1874 John Bass 29.7 John Clapp 55.0
1875 John Bass 29.7 Jim O'Rourke+ 59.7

1876 George Hall 53.6 George Hall 53.6
1877 George Hall 53.6 Lip Pike 65.5
1878 George Hall 53.6 Paul Hines 64.3
1879 Charley Jones 39.4 Charley Jones 39.4
1880 Charley Jones 39.4 Charley Jones 56.0
1881 Jim O'Rourke+ 135.1 Dan Brouthers+ 33.8 Jim O'Rourke+ 135.1 Dan Brouthers+ 33.8
1882 Jim O'Rourke+ 139.3 Dan Brouthers+ 33.8 Jim O'Rourke+ 139.3 Oscar Walker 45.4
1883 Jim O'Rourke+ 151.2 Harry Stovey 30.1 Jim O'Rourke+ 151.2 Harry Stovey 30.1
1884 Jim O'Rourke+ 141.5 Ned Williamson 15.4 Jim O'Rourke+ 141.5 Ned Williamson 15.4
1885 Ned Williamson 73.6 Ned Williamson 15.4 Ned Williamson 73.6 Harry Stovey 37.4
1886 Harry Stovey 50.9 Ned Williamson 15.4 Harry Stovey 50.9 Dan Brouthers+ 44.5
1887 Dan Brouthers+ 46.5 Ned Williamson 15.4 Dan Brouthers+ 46.5 Billy O'Brien 23.8
1888 Dan Brouthers+ 47.9 Ned Williamson 15.4 Dan Brouthers+ 47.9 Jimmy Ryan 34.3
1889 Dan Brouthers+ 49.7 Ned Williamson 15.4 Dan Brouthers+ 49.7 Sam Thompson+ 26.7
1890 Harry Stovey 49.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Harry Stovey 49.3 Roger Connor+ 34.6
1891 Jimmy Ryan 47.0 Ned Williamson 15.4 Jimmy Ryan 47.0 Mike Tiernan 33.9
1892 Mike Tiernan 45.9 Ned Williamson 15.4 Mike Tiernan 45.9 Bug Holliday 46.3
1893 Mike Tiernan 44.2 Ned Williamson 15.4 Mike Tiernan 44.2 Jack Clements 22.1
1894 Mike Tiernan 46.8 Ned Williamson 15.4 Mike Tiernan 46.8 Bill Joyce 20.9
1895 Sam Thompson+ 47.6 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.6 Jack Clements 24.8
1896 Bill Joyce 42.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Bill Joyce 42.3 Bill Joyce 36.5
1897 Bill Joyce 46.7 Ned Williamson 15.4 Bill Joyce 46.7 Mike Grady 42.4
1898 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Bill Joyce 47.3 Jimmy Collins+ 39.8
1899 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.4 Buck Freeman 23.5
1900 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.4 Herman Long 40.5
1901 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.4 Sam Crawford+ 32.2
1902 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.4 Socks Seybold 32.6
1903 Buck Freeman 39.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Buck Freeman 39.3 Charlie Hickman 43.5
1904 Buck Freeman 43.5 Ned Williamson 15.4 Buck Freeman 43.5 Harry Davis 40.4
1905 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.4 Fred Odwell 52.0
1906 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Sam Thompson+ 47.6 Tim Jordan 37.5
1907 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Buck Freeman 51.3 Harry Lumley 50.4
1908 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Charlie Hickman 67.5 Tim Jordan 42.9
1909 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Mike Donlin 74.3 Ty Cobb+ 63.7
1910 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Mike Donlin 74.3 Jake Stahl 53.1
1911 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Frank Schulte 73.8 Frank Schulte 27.5
1912 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Frank Schulte 68.3 Gavvy Cravath 39.6
1913 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Frank Schulte 66.6 Gavvy Cravath 27.6
1914 Bill Joyce 47.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Frank Schulte 68.3 Gavvy Cravath 26.3
1915 Fred Luderus 43.9 Ned Williamson 15.4 Fred Luderus 43.9 Gavvy Cravath 21.8
1916 Gavvy Cravath 32.1 Ned Williamson 15.4 Gavvy Cravath 32.1 Cy Williams 33.8
1917 Gavvy Cravath 33.3 Ned Williamson 15.4 Gavvy Cravath 33.3 Gavvy Cravath 41.9
1918 Gavvy Cravath 34.8 Ned Williamson 15.4 Gavvy Cravath 34.8 Babe Ruth+ 28.8
1919 Gavvy Cravath 33.1 Babe Ruth+ 14.9 Gavvy Cravath 33.1 Babe Ruth+ 14.9
1920 Gavvy Cravath 33.2 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Gavvy Cravath 33.2 Babe Ruth+ 8.5
1921 Gavvy Cravath 33.2 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Cy Williams 44.4 Babe Ruth+ 9.2
1922 Babe Ruth+ 12.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 12.8 Babe Ruth+ 11.6
1923 Babe Ruth+ 12.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 12.8 Babe Ruth+ 12.7
1924 Babe Ruth+ 12.6 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 12.6 Babe Ruth+ 11.5
1925 Babe Ruth+ 12.7 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 12.7 Rogers Hornsby+ 12.9
1926 Babe Ruth+ 12.4 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 12.4 Babe Ruth+ 10.5
1927 Babe Ruth+ 11.9 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.9 Babe Ruth+ 9.0
1928 Babe Ruth+ 11.7 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.7 Babe Ruth+ 9.9
1929 Babe Ruth+ 11.6 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.6 Babe Ruth+ 10.8
1930 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Hack Wilson+ 10.4
1931 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.6
1932 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 10.1
1933 Babe Ruth+ 11.6 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.6 Jimmie Foxx+ 11.9
1934 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Lou Gehrig+ 11.8
1935 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.9
1936 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.5 Lou Gehrig+ 11.8
1937 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.6 Rudy York 10.7
1938 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.3 Hank Greenberg+ 9.6
1939 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.2 Jimmie Foxx+ 13.3
1940 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.2 Johnny Mize+ 13.5
1941 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 14.6 Ted Williams+ 12.3
1942 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 15.0 Ted Williams+ 14.5
1943 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 15.0 Charlie Keller 16.5
1944 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 15.0 Mel Ott+ 15.3
1945 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Jimmie Foxx+ 15.2 Chuck Workman 20.6
1946 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Hank Greenberg+ 15.7 Hank Greenberg+ 11.9
1947 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Hank Greenberg+ 15.7 Ralph Kiner+ 11.1
1948 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ted Williams+ 16.5 Ralph Kiner+ 13.9
1949 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ted Williams+ 15.9 Ralph Kiner+ 10.2
1950 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 12.6 Ralph Kiner+ 11.6
1951 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 12.6 Ralph Kiner+ 12.6
1952 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 12.8 Ralph Kiner+ 13.9
1953 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 13.2 Eddie Mathews+ 12.3
1954 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 13.9 Ted Kluszewski 11.7
1955 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ralph Kiner+ 14.1 Willie Mays+ 11.4
1956 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Eddie Mathews+ 13.9 Mickey Mantle+ 10.3
1957 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Eddie Mathews+ 14.4 Ted Williams+ 11.1
1958 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Ted Williams+ 14.8 Rocky Colavito 11.9
1959 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Eddie Mathews+ 14.5 Eddie Mathews+ 12.9
1960 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Eddie Mathews+ 14.5 Roger Maris 12.8
1961 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Rocky Colavito 14.4 Mickey Mantle+ 9.5
1962 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mickey Mantle+ 14.6 Harmon Killebrew+ 11.5
1963 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 12.8 Harmon Killebrew+ 11.4
1964 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 12.6 Boog Powell 10.9
1965 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 12.9 Willie Mays+ 10.7
1966 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.1 Frank Robinson+ 11.8
1967 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.0 Harmon Killebrew+ 12.4
1968 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.2 Frank Howard 13.6
1969 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.0 Willie McCovey+ 10.9
1970 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.0 Willie McCovey+ 12.7
1971 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.2 Hank Aaron+ 10.5
1972 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.4 Hank Aaron+ 13.2
1973 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 13.7 Hank Aaron+ 9.8
1974 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 14.0 Dick Allen 14.4
1975 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Harmon Killebrew+ 14.2 Dave Kingman 13.9
1976 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Willie McCovey+ 14.8 Dave Kingman 12.8
1977 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Willie McCovey+ 15.0 George Foster 11.8
1978 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 15.0 Gorman Thomas 14.1
1979 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 14.2 Dave Kingman 11.1
1980 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 14.2 Mike Schmidt+ 11.4
1981 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 14.4 Mike Schmidt+ 11.4
1982 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 14.4 Reggie Jackson+ 13.6
1983 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Dave Kingman 14.5 Mike Schmidt+ 13.4
1984 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 14.6 Ron Kittle 14.6
1985 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 14.7 Darrell Evans 12.6
1986 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 14.7 Rob Deer 14.1
1987 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 14.7 Mark McGwire 11.4
1988 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 15.1 Darryl Strawberry 13.9
1989 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mike Schmidt+ 15.2 Kevin Mitchell 11.6
1990 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Darryl Strawberry 15.5 Cecil Fielder 11.2
1991 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mark McGwire 14.9 Jose Canseco 13.0
1992 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mark McGwire 14.2 Mark McGwire 11.1
1993 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mark McGwire 14.0 Juan Gonzalez 11.7
1994 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mark McGwire 14.0 Jeff Bagwell+ 10.3
1995 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Babe Ruth+ 8.5 Mark McGwire 13.2 Mark McGwire 8.1
1996 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Mark McGwire 8.1 Mark McGwire 12.4 Mark McGwire 8.1
1997 Babe Ruth+ 11.8 Mark McGwire 8.1 Mark McGwire 11.9 Mark McGwire 9.3
1998 Mark McGwire 11.2 Mark McGwire 7.3 Mark McGwire 11.2 Mark McGwire 7.3
1999 Mark McGwire 10.8 Mark McGwire 7.3 Mark McGwire 10.8 Mark McGwire 8.0
2000 Mark McGwire 10.6 Mark McGwire 7.3 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 9.8
2001 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5
2002 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 13.6 Barry Bonds 8.8
2003 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 13.3 Barry Bonds 8.7
2004 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 12.9 Barry Bonds 8.3
2005 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 12.9 Andruw Jones 11.5
2006 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 13.0 Ryan Howard 10.0
2007 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Barry Bonds 12.9 Carlos Pena 10.7
2008 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Jim Thome 13.6 Ryan Howard 12.7
2009 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 12.1 Carlos Pena 12.1
2010 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 12.8 Jose Bautista 10.5
2011 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 13.3 Jose Bautista 11.9
2012 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 13.5 Giancarlo Stanton 12.1
2013 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 14.0 Chris Davis 11.0
2014 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Ryan Howard 14.7 Chris Carter 13.7
2015 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Alex Rodriguez 15.1 Chris Davis 12.2
2016 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Giancarlo Stanton 14.3 Mark Trumbo 13.0
2017 Mark McGwire 10.6 Barry Bonds 6.5 Giancarlo Stanton 13.5 Joey Gallo 9.9
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