jim thome was the 11th American League player to hit 500 home runs... who were the first 10 players to do so?
This is the only list I was able to find.
If you count players who hit homers in both leagues but more in the AL, the list is as follows: 1. Ruth 2. A-Rod 3. Killebrew 4. Reggie J. 5. Palmeiro 6. Manny R. 7. Foxx 8. Ted Williams 9. Eddie Murray 10. The Mick I might be wrong though.
Here's the official list (as of Thome's 500th; he has a few more now).
Remember: these are the numbers each guy hit while he was playing on an American League team only:
1. Babe Ruth 708
2. Alex Rodriguez 626* (he could possibly pass The Babe, if he recovers from knee surgery)
3. Harmon Killebrew 573
4. Reggie Jackson 563
5. Rafael Palmeiro 544*
6. Mickey Mantle 536
7. Jimmie Foxx 524
8. Ted Williams 521
8. Frank Thomas 521
10. Manny Ramirez 511*
11. Jim Thome 500
* = steroid assisted?
bold = still active players
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