Adrian Gonzalez becomes 140th player to hit at least 300 home runs
So how many 1st basemen have hit 300 home runs? 32 players – still too large what can I do to cherry pick this down to a decent number?
How about, how many left handed 1st baseman have hit 300 home runs? – Woo Hoo only Fifteen
Working with this group, left hand hitting 1st baseman who have hit 300 home runs. Yikes, the last player to do this was Prince Fielder in 2015 at the age of 31. At the age of 32 Prince had neck surgery and besides he’s really a DH at this point. Hmm, next is Mo Vaughn. Yikes, Mo hit his 300th home run on April 3rd, 2002 at the age of 34. Mo would only hit 28 more home runs before retiring. Yuck Ryan Howard is on this list. Ryan Howard did it back in 2012 at age 32 and has been one of the worst hitting 1st basemen since just about then.
I’m actually more curious about how many people have hit 300 home runs by the age of 34.
That would be 93 players. A much more notable achievement than simply being one of 140 to hit at least 300 home runs.
Lets keep breaking it down. How many 1st baseman have hit 300 home runs by the age of 34?
Keep breaking it down. How many left-handed hitting 1st baseman have hit 300 home runs by the age of 34?
But if you really want Adrian Gonzalez to stand out you have to ask this question. How many players of Mexican descent have hit 300 home runs by the age of 34?
I think the answer is one. Adrian Gonzalez. No real way to search this was simply an eyeball test. You can search for players born in a particular country and no one born in Mexico has ever hit 300 home runs, but Adrian is of Mexican descent so I’m sticking with my story.
One other notable item about Adrian Gonzalez. He has hit 90 home runs since being acquired by the Dodgers in 2012. The next closest is Matt Kemp at 54, Puig at 53, and Ethier at 50. That is something to crow about.
Finally,, Eric Stephen put together the definitive look at the 300 home run club including anyone whoever played for the Dodgers that has hit 300 home runs and how many home runs they hit as Dodgers compared to their career.