Ken Griffey Jr. passes Yankees

Ken Griffey Jr. smacked his 537th home run to break a tie for 12th place with Mickey Mantle. The home run also marked his 1538th run batted in, breaking him out of a tie with Joe DiMaggio for 38th overall. A healthy season could move Griffey to as high as 8th on the All-Time list should he meet his 162-game average of 41 home runs. It is more likely that he'll play closer to 135-140 games, but that could catapult to 9th above Rafael Palmeiro. Since joining Cincinnati in 2000, Griffey Jr. has averaged 98 games played with 23 home runs per season.

All-Time HR Top 12 List

1. Hank Aaron 755
2. Babe Ruth 714
3. Barry Bonds 708
4. Willie Mays 660
5. Sammy Sosa 588
6. Frank Robinson 586
7. Mark McGwire 583
8. Harmon Killebrew 573
9. Rafael Palmeiro 569
10. Reggie Jackson 563
11. Mike Schmidt 548
12. Ken Griffey 537


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