who held the carreer home run title before babe ruth

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    John Meekerposted 7 years ago

    who held the carreer home run title before babe ruth

    what year did he (the Babe) pass him

  2. sportyfunster profile image69
    sportyfunsterposted 7 years ago

    Roger Connor had 138 hrs before Babe Ruth broke his record

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    brianlokkerposted 6 years ago

    As sportyfunster says, Hall of Famer Roger Connor held the record with 138 career home runs before Babe Ruth overtook him. Connor had taken the lead in 1895, increased his total to 138 in 1897, his last season, and remained the leader with 138 until the 1921 season.

    Ruth hit his 139th career home run to take the lead on July 18, 1921, off Bert Cole of the Detroit Tigers. The Babe went on to hit 59 home runs that season, breaking his own single-season record of 54 set the previous year.

 
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