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Which team has the most home runs in a MLB season? Full list

The 2019 season is one to remember as the Minnesota team smashed the league and set a new HR record of 307, one that is likely to live on for a while.

Update:
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, left, celebrates with teammate Gleyber Torres, center, as Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver looks away during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Major League Baseball is composed of 30 teams, divided into two major leagues the National and the American, with 15 teams in each. These leagues are further divided into three subdivisions: East, Central and West.

MLB 2019: the home run record season

The 2019 MLB season is mostly remembered for being the home run record-breaking year as nearly half of all MLB teams, from both the National and American leagues, achieved their best results.

However, not only did fourteen teams beat their own previous number, but we witnessed one of the tightest record battles between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees, ending with the Twins taking the lead by 1 HR and breaking the record set by the Yankees just one year earlier.

The Minnesota team and a host of competitors stamped their name in history on numerous occasions throughout the 2019 season, claiming five of the top 10 including the first four spots.

Twins in the lead with Yankees hot on their heels

Currently, the teams that top the HR record list are headed by the Minnesota twins with 307 HR in a season and the Yankees just behind them with a total of 306 homers. The third spot remains way behind those two, with the Houston Astros claiming 288, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers’ 279, Seattle Mariners’ 264, and Texas Rangers’ 260.

The rest of the teams which have made the top 10 are composed of the Baltimore Orioles, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics who triple tie with 257 home runs and then the Chicago Cubs with 256.

At the other end, the teams that have the lowest records are the Pittsburg Pirates with 171 and the Kansas City Royals with a total of 193.

Presented below are each teams’ home run records in a single season.

Full season home run records by MLB teams:

MLB TeamLeagueHome RunsYear
Minnesotta TwinsAL (Central)3072019
New York YankeesAL (East)3062019
Houston AstrosAL (West)2882019
Los Angeles DodgersNL (West)2792019
Seattle MarinersAL (West)2641997
Texas RangersAL (West)2602005
Baltimore OriolsAL (East)2571996
Toronto Blue JaysAL (East)2572010
Oakland AthleticsAL (West)2572019
Chicago CubsNL (Central)2562019
Milwaukee BrewersNL (Central)2502019
Atlanta BravesNL (East)2492019
Boston Red SoxAL (East)2452019
Chicago White SoxAL (Central)2422004
New York MetsNL (East)2422019
Colorado RockiesNL (West)2391997
Los Angeles AngelsAL (West)2362000
St. Louis CardinalsNL (Central)2352000
San Francisco GiantsNL (West)2352001
Washington NationalsNL (East)2312019
Tampa Bay RaysAL (East)2282017
Cincinnatti RedsNL (Central)2272019
Detroit TigersAL (Central)2251987
Philadelphia PhilliesNL (East)2242009
Cleveland IndiansAL (Central)2232019
Arizona DiamondbacksNL (West)2202017
San Diego PadresNL (West)2192019
Miami MarlinsNL (East)2082008
Kansas City RoyalsAL (Central)1932017
Pittsburgh PiratesNL (Central)1711999