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18 BIG BATS
Joan Flynn Dreyspool
June 18, 1956
In any single season up to the date this issue went to press, only Babe Ruth had hit more home runs than Mickey Mantle. Oddly enough, Ruth did this the year after he set the home run record of 60 in one season (1927). Here are the 18 best-ever home run totals by June 11:
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June 18, 1956

18 Big Bats

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In any single season up to the date this issue went to press, only Babe Ruth had hit more home runs than Mickey Mantle. Oddly enough, Ruth did this the year after he set the home run record of 60 in one season (1927). Here are the 18 best-ever home run totals by June 11:

22—Babe Ruth, 1928; season total 54

21—Mickey Mantle, 1956; season?

21—Jimmy Foxx, 1932; season 58

21—Babe Ruth, 1926; season 47

20—Stan Musial, 1954; season 35

20—Cy Williams, 1923; season 41

19—Babe Ruth, 1930; season 49

18—Babe Ruth, 1927; season 60

18—Jimmy Foxx, 1938; season 50

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