HR Leaders from Calif high schools

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is shown at an event organized by the foundation he uses to that helps underprivileged kids. Photo: aaronjudgeallrisefoundation.org.


Whether you want to put an asterisk by the ones who achieved their totals during those years when steroids clearly were being used is up to you. But now with yet another from California moving up in the MLB record books, here is a look at all of the players from California high schools who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season.

Congratulations to Linden’s Aaron Judge for breaking the American League record and for easily hitting the most home runs in the MLB regular season. We followed Aaron when he was playing football, basketball and baseball at Linden from 2007 to 2010. He was all-state small schools in baseball in 2010 and was all-state grid-hoop as well. He was considered runner-up for D4 State Athlete of the Year. Who could have topped him? It was Robbie Rowland of Cloverdale, a first-round MLB draft pick coming out of high school and who averaged 30 ppg in basketball.

Scan down through this first list as well to check out all of those from California high schools this season in MLB who hit at least 25 homers in the regular season.

ALL-TIME MLB HOME RUN LEADERS FROM CALIFORNIA

73 – Barry Bonds (Serra, San Mateo) SF Giants, 2001

70 – Mark McGwire (Damien, La Verne) St. Louis Cards, 1998

65 – Mark McGwire (Damien, La Verne) St. Louis Cards, 1999

62 – Aaron Judge (Linden) NY Yankees, 2022

59 – Giancarlo “Mike” Stanton (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) Miami Marlins, 2017

58 – Mark McGwire (Damien, La Verne) St. Louis Cards, 1997

54 – Ralph Kiner (Alhambra) Pittsburg Pirates, 1949

52 – George Foster (Leuzinger, Lawndale) Cincy Reds, 1977

52 – Aaron Judge (Linden) NY Yankees, 2017

52 – Mark McGwire (Damien, La Verne) Oakland A’s, 1996

51 – Cecil Fielder (Nogales, La Puente) Det Tigers, 1990

51 – Ralph Kiner (Alhambra) Pittsburg Pirates, 1947

50 – Brady Anderson (Carlsbad) Baltimore Orioles, 1996

50 – Greg Vaughn (Kennedy, Sacramento) SD Padres, 1998

49 – Barry Bonds (Serra, San Mateo) SF Giants, 2000

49 – Shawn Green (Tustin) LA Dodgers, 2001

49 – Mark McGwire (Damien, La Verne) Oakland A’s, 1987

49 – Frank Robinson (McClymonds, Oakland) Balt Orioles, 1966

48 – Willie Stargell (Encinal, Alameda) Pittsburg Pirates, 1971

MLB HOME RUN LEADERS FROM 2022 SEASON FROM CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOLS

62 – Aaron Judge (Linden) New York Yankees

35 – Rowdy Tellez (Elk Grove) Milwaukee Brewers

31 – Giancarlo Stanton (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks) New York Yankees

30 – Nolan Aranado (El Toro, Lake Forest) St. Louis Cardinals

30 – Rhys Hoskins (Jesuit, Carmichael) Philadelphia Phillies

27 – Matt Chapman (El Toro, Lake Forest) Toronto Blue Jays

26 – Marcus Semien (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) Texas Rangers

25 – Patrick Wisdom (Murrieta Valley, Murrieta) Chicago Cubs


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