We’ve all seen the top of the career home run list. Many of us can recite the top home run hitters of all-time. But here’s some tougher trivia: Who is the home run leader for each state? As in, which player born in each state hit the most home runs in the Major Leagues? Here’s a look at the all-time leader from each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia:
Alabama: Hank Aaron, 755
The first state in the order of the alphabet yields the man who hit the second-most home runs in MLB history. “Hammerin’ Hank,” who was born and raised in Mobile, was the model of consistency, belting 30 or more home runs in 15 of 17 seasons from 1957-73. On April 8, 1974, he broke the then-all-time home run record by launching the 715th of his career to eclipse Babe Ruth at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.