In honor of this country’s 44th President

by Bill Chuck on January 21, 2013

Here are four #44s that have been retired

Hank Aaron Braves April 15, 1977
Hank Aaron Brewers October 3, 1976
Reggie Jackson Yankees August 14, 1993
Willie McCovey Giants September 21, 1980

Here are 27 players who hit 44 homers in a season

Rk Player Year HR Tm
1 Miguel Cabrera 2012 44 DET
2 Mark Reynolds 2009 44 ARI
3 Jermaine Dye 2006 44 CHW
4 Richard Hidalgo 2000 44 HOU
5 Vladimir Guerrero 2000 44 MON
6 Carlos Delgado 1999 44 TOR
7 Manny Ramirez 1999 44 CLE
8 Andres Galarraga 1998 44 ATL
9 Tino Martinez 1997 44 NYY
10 Mo Vaughn 1996 44 BOS
11 Jay Buhner 1996 44 SEA
12 Cecil Fielder 1991 44 DET
13 Jose Canseco 1991 44 OAK
14 Dale Murphy 1987 44 ATL
15 Willie Stargell 1973 44 PIT
16 Frank Howard 1970 44 WSA
17 Hank Aaron 1969 44 ATL
18 Frank Howard 1968 44 WSA
19 Carl Yastrzemski 1967 44 BOS
20 Harmon Killebrew 1967 44 MIN
21 Hank Aaron 1966 44 ATL
22 Willie McCovey 1963 44 SFG
23 Hank Aaron 1963 44 MLN
24 Hank Aaron 1957 44 MLN
25 Ernie Banks 1955 44 CHC
26 Hank Greenberg 1946 44 DET
27 Jimmie Foxx 1934 44 PHA
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Generated 1/21/2013.
  • There have been 75 players who hit 44 doubles in a season with Joey Votto and Aaron Hill, the most recent to do it in 2012.
  • There have been 22 players who have stolen 44 bases in a season with Everth Cabrera, the most recent to do it in 2012.
  • There have been 21 players who hit 44 triples in their career with Cal Ripken, the most recent to achieve that final total in 2001.
  • Jeff Francoeur and Jimmy Rollins are among the eight players with 44 career intentional passes.
  • Tom Gorzelany, Colby Lewis, Clayton Richard, and Edinson Volquez are the four active pitchers with 44 career wins.
  • Scott Feldman and Colby Lewis are the two active pitchers with 44 career losses. Lewis is the only pitcher in baseball history with a 44-44 record.

Here are the seven active pitchers who have allowed 44 career homers

Rk Player From To
1 Tim Byrdak 1998 2012
2 Jesse Crain 2004 2012
3 Jason Grilli 2000 2012
4 David Hernandez 2009 2012
5 Philip Humber 2006 2012
6 Matt Thornton 2004 2012
7 Travis Wood 2010 2012
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Here are the 12 pitchers with 44 saves in a season

Rk Player Year SV Tm
1 Mariano Rivera 2011 44 NYY
2 Mariano Rivera 2009 44 NYY
3 Jose Valverde 2008 44 HOU
4 Francisco Cordero 2007 44 MIL
5 John Smoltz 2004 44 ATL
6 Joe Nathan 2004 44 MIN
7 Billy Wagner 2003 44 HOU
8 Billy Koch 2002 44 OAK
9 Todd Worrell 1996 44 LAD
10 Jeff Brantley 1996 44 CIN
11 Mark Davis 1989 44 SDP
12 Dan Quisenberry 1984 44 KCR
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Generated 1/21/2013.
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