Postseason Home Run Leaders: The Definitive Guide

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By Ryosuke Yagi via Wikimedia Commons

This will become the definitive guide for postseason home run leaders in MLB history.

If you’re looking to find:

  • Players with the most postseason home runs in a career
  • Players with the most home runs in a single postseason
  • Each MLB team’s career postseason home run king

Then you’re in the right place. As we continue to add content to the site, the appropriate subjects will get highlighted below.

Postseason Home Run Leaders: The Definitive Guide

Most Career Postseason Home Runs

Way back in the day, MLB teams heading to the playoffs meant they went directly to the World Series. As the league has expanded over the years, though, so have the playoffs.

First, it was the NLCS and ALCS before the Division Series was added in each league. Then came the wild-card era, both in 1995 and 2012, when the second wild card became official. There were expanded playoffs in 2020 because of the pandemic-shortened season, as well. But now with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place for 2022 and beyond, the postseason field will expand from 10 to 12 teams.

This is a long way of saying that the below list will likely continue to change quite a bit soon. As players have shown in recent years, when given more opportunities to play, they’ll slug more homers. For now, here are the career postseason home run leaders:

Watch plenty of October blasts while getting some context behind each of their performances here.

Most Home Runs in a Single Postseason

Remember that whole bit about expanded playoffs changing the career postseason home run leaders a lot? The same goes for the single-postseason leaders. What’s amazing here is that there are 10 dudes within three homers of one another. Here’s the list:

Watch each of these performances and learn more about what makes them unique here.

Postseason Home Run Leaders for Each MLB Team

Similar to what we did for career and single-season home run leaders, there is postseason home run royalty within each organization. We just have to make sure they get more attention for their efforts. We try and do that here by listing out each squad’s career home run leader:

Get more details about these performances — and, of course, videos — by checking it out right here.

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