List of Major League Baseball career slugging percentage leaders

In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats. Unlike batting average, slugging percentage gives more weight to extra-base hits with doubles, triples, and home runs, relative to singles. Plate appearances ending in walks are specifically excluded from this calculation, as an appearance that ends in a walk is not counted as an at bat.

Babe Ruth, the all-time leader in career slugging percentage.

Babe Ruth is the all-time leader with a career slugging percentage of .6897. Ted Williams (.6338), Lou Gehrig (.6324), Jimmie Foxx (.6093), Barry Bonds (.6069), and Hank Greenberg (.6050) are the only other players with a career slugging percentage over .600.

KeyEdit

Rank Rank amongst leaders in career slugging percentage. A blank field indicates a tie.
Player Name of the player.
SLG Total career slugging percentage.
* Denotes elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bold Denotes active player.[note 1]

ListEdit

 
Ted Williams, second all-time in career slugging percentage.
  • Stats updated as of the 2020 season
Rank Player SLG
1 Babe Ruth * .6897
2 Ted Williams * .6338
3 Lou Gehrig * .6324
4 Jimmie Foxx * .6093
5 Barry Bonds .6069
6 Hank Greenberg * .6050
7 Mark McGwire .5882
8 Manny Ramirez .5854
9 Mike Trout .5821
10 Joe DiMaggio * .5788
11 Rogers Hornsby * .5765
12 Larry Walker * .5652
13 Albert Belle .5638
14 Johnny Mize * .5620
15 Juan González .5607
16 Stan Musial * .5591
17 Willie Mays * .5575
18 Mickey Mantle * .5568
19 Frank Thomas * .5549
20 Hank Aaron * .5545
21 Jim Thome * .5541
22 Vladimir Guerrero * .5525
23 David Ortiz .5515
24 Alex Rodriguez .5502
25 Ralph Kiner * .5479
26 Albert Pujols .5465
27 Giancarlo Stanton .5461
28 Carlos Delgado .5459
29 Mike Piazza * .5452
30 Hack Wilson * .5447
31 Chuck Klein * .5430
32 Nolan Arenado .5408
33 Jeff Bagwell * .5403
34 Miguel Cabrera .5399
35 Duke Snider * .5397
36 Todd Helton .5391
37 Ken Griffey, Jr. * .5378
38 Frank Robinson * .5370
39 Lance Berkman .5369
40 Al Simmons * .5349
41 Sammy Sosa .5338
42 Dick Allen .5336
Earl Averill * .5336
44 Mel Ott * .5331
45 Ryan Braun .5323
46 Babe Herman .5319
Lefty O'Doul .5319
48 Ken Williams .5304
49 J. D. Martinez .5295
50 Chipper Jones * .5293
Rank Player SLG
51 Nelson Cruz .5290
52 Willie Stargell * .5286
53 Mike Schmidt * .5273
54 Jim Edmonds .5271
55 Chick Hafey * .5261
56 Mo Vaughn .5231
57 Paul Goldschmidt .5221
58 Mookie Betts .5219
59 Wally Berger .5216
Hal Trosky .5216
61 Nomar Garciaparra .5206
62 Harry Heilmann * .5205
63 Dan Brouthers * .5201
64 José Abreu .5199
65 Kevin Mitchell .5198
66 Charlie Keller .5177
67 Shoeless Joe Jackson .5174
68 Joey Votto .5172
69 Jason Giambi .5164
70 Moisés Alou .5157
Josh Hamilton .5157
72 Edgar Martínez * .5155
73 Ryan Howard .5152
74 Willie McCovey * .5147
75 José Canseco .5145
Rafael Palmeiro .5145
77 Gary Sheffield .5139
78 Bryce Harper .5131
79 Ty Cobb * .5117
80 Ellis Burks .5104
81 Matt Holliday .5102
82 Freddie Freeman .5094
Eddie Mathews * .5094
Mark Teixeira .5094
85 Fred McGriff .5091
86 Jeff Heath .5088
87 Harmon Killebrew * .5085
88 Kris Bryant .5083
89 Josh Donaldson .5082
90 Richie Sexson .5069
91 Bob Johnson .5059
Bill Terry * .5059
93 Prince Fielder .5056
94 Charlie Blackmon .5054
Darryl Strawberry .5054
96 Sam Thompson * .5053
97 Ed Delahanty * .5052
98 Joe Medwick * .5045
99 Brian Giles .5024
Magglio Ordóñez .5024

NotesEdit

  1. ^ A player is considered inactive if he has announced his retirement or not played for a full season.

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