Which Player had the Highest Slugging Percentage in a MLB Career?
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A Look at the Top Ten Hitters for Highest Slugging Percentage in a Career in Major League Baseball History.
Top Ten Players for Highest Slugging Percentage in a MLB Career.
There have been a lot of great players that have come and went through Major League Baseball. Some players stood out for a full career, others stood out for one season. Let’s take a look at which players had the highest slugging percentage for a career.
1. Babe Ruth is atop the list, thanks to an outstanding career. Ruth finished his career with .690 slugging percentage during 22 seasons. The hall of fame member collected 1,356 extra base hits throughout his career.
2. Ted Williams is 2nd on the list, thanks to his ability to hit for power on the regular. Williams finished his career with a .634 slugging percentage, across 19 seasons in the MLB. The 2x MVP finished his career with 1,117 extra base hits.
3. Lou Gehrig is 3rd on the list, thanks to ending his 17 year career with a .632 slugging percentage. Gehrig totaled 1,190 extra base hits throughout his career.
4. Jimmie Foxx is 4th on the all time list, after ending his career with a .609 slugging percentage. Foxx registered a 20 year playing career in the MLB. The 9x all-star collected 1,117 extra base hits throughout his career.
5. Barry Bonds rounds out the top 5. Bonds recorded a .607 slugging percentage across a 22 year career. Bonds collected 1,140 extra base hits, with 762 of them being a long ball.
6. Hank Greenberg is 6th on the all time list. Greenberg totaled a .605 slugging percentage during his 13 year career. The hall of fame member finished with 781 extra base hits during his career.
7. Mark McGwire is 7th on the list, thanks to a steady career from 1986-2001. McGwire recorded a .588 slugging percentage during his career. The 12x all-star totaled 841 extra base hits, while 583 of those were a home run.
8. Manny Ramirez is 8th on the all time list, thanks to a .585 slugging percentage. Ramirez played his MLB career from 1993-2011. The 12x all-star registered 555 home runs during his career, which helped lead to such a great slugging percentage.
9. Mike Trout is 9th on the list, as his playing career is still in progress. Trout currently has a .581 slugging percentage throughout his career. The 3x MVP started his career in 2011. The outfielder has collected 582 extra base hits during 4,340 at bats.
10. Joe DiMaggio rounds out the top 10, as he recorded a .579 slugging percentage during his career. DiMaggio played for the Yankees from 1936-1951, but did not play during the 1943,44, or 45 seasons. The hall of fame member registered 881 extra base hits during his 13 year career.