I'm a sucker for a good trivia question – especially baseball trivia. A friend of mine posed a good question to me the other day I thought I would share.
Who are the home run leaders broken down by decade? For example, for the 1920's its Babe Ruth. Can you name the others since then? I had to think about it for a while and was unable to come up with all of them. I've had to do some research and listed below are the correct answers.
A few of these were particularly troublesome to me. The 1940's are tricky because so many players missed time due to World War II. I said that if he did not miss 3 seasons due to the war, I would have guessed Ted Williams. Well, despite missing those seasons he is still the leader. The 1980s were also a problem. Schmidt had a lot of homers in the 1970's too, and I thought that since he spanned both decades he would not have enough in either decade to be the leader. Killebrew completely escaped my mind for the 1960s – my guess was Hank Aaron, who hit 375. Even if I had thought of Killebrew, I probably still would have guessed Aaron.