Rank 'Em: MLB Single-Season Standards
Created: January 12, 2010, 8:00 AM
Where does Barry Bonds' single-season record of 73 home runs rank?
What are the most significant single-season marks in baseball?
There was a time when the single-season home run record was the unquestioned champion of baseball's single-season standard. From Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle chasing Babe Ruth to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing Maris, pursuit of it captivated the country.
But with Mark McGwire's admission of steroids use putting a cap on an era in which power numbers ran wild and 61 was passed six times by three players, does the current record (73) still hold special meaning? Which single-season mark means the most in baseball now?
Not all the marks below are single-season records, but they do represent some of the most significant numbers in the game. How do you rank them?