5 Fastest MLB Players To Score 100 Home Runs
The five fastest MLB players to score 100 home runs include Yordan Alvarez. Yordan is the latest addition to the 100 Club.
Scoring 100 home runs is quite a mammoth task. However, scoring those homers in the least amount of games is even more difficult.
Thirteen players in the major league have scored their 100 homers within the first 400 games.
Here is a list of 5 fastest players to score 100 home runs:
1. Ryan Howard: 325 games
Howard is the fastest player to score 100 home runs. He did so in 325 games.
On 27 June 2007, in a game against the Reds, Howard launched a 141m home run against Aaron Harang to claim the record. He did it in 60 fewer games than Ralph Kiner, who held the record at that time.
The Phillies first baseman was only in his fourth season in the majors at the time. He scored a total of 47 home runs that season.
2. Pete Alonso: 347 games
On 7 September 2021, Pete Alonso launched a 425-foot blast against the Marlins pitcher Edward Cabrera. The Polar Bear's 100th home run made him the second fastest to reach that landmark.
It was his 31st home run of the season, and he added one more to his name later in the game.
In addition, Alonso is just the eighth player in MLB history to reach the landmark in his first three seasons.
3. Gary Sanchez: 355 games
Sanchez hit his 100th home run on 23 August 2019 against the Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu. His 355 games are the fewest games taken by a catcher in MLB history to reach the landmark.
Further, he is also the fastest player in AL history to reach 100 homers. Sanchez did it in 22 fewer games than the previous record holder Joey Gallo.
Gary also had scored his first career triple and grand slam just a few months back.
4. Aaron Judge: 371 games
Aaron Judge hit a 462-foot home run against the Mariners on 27 August 2019. With this hit, he became the fourth fastest player in MLB history to score a century of home runs taking only 371 games.
Judge also holds the record for most home runs scored in a season in the AL with 62. He achieved this in the 2022 season, breaking the 61-year-old record set by Roger Maris.
5. Yordan Alvarez: 372 games
Alvarez is the latest addition to the club. The Astros designated hitter's 100 home runs in 372 games set a franchise record for reaching the landmark in the fewest games.
He scored his century on 3 April 2023 against Jose Cisnero of the Tigers in what was a game-tying shot. Yordan is the 19th Astros player to reach the hundred club.
Youngest Player to Hit 100 Home Runs
The youngest player to hit 100 home runs in MLB history is Mel Ott. He was 22 years and 132 days when he reached the milestone.
He is also the first NL player to score 500 home runs. The third-ballot Hall of Famer was also the first NL player to post eight consecutive 100-RBI seasons.
On the other hand, Tony Conigliaro was the youngest player to century of home runs in the AL. He was 22 years and 197 days when he hit his hundredth.