MiLB teams with 500 HR Hitters

Albert Pujols hit his 500th career MLB home run tonight making him the 2nd ex-Chiefs player ever to get to the 500 HR mark in the Majors. I was curious how that stacked up among all other MiLB teams so here are where the other 25 members of the 500 HR Club played Minor League Baseball.

# HR Player A-Ball High A DoubleA Triple A
1 762 Barry Bonds None Prince William& None Hawaii
2 755 Hank Aaron Eau Claire Jacksonville* None None
3 714 Babe Ruth None None None None
4 660 Willie Mays None None Trenton Minneapolis
5 654 Alex Rodriguez Wisconsin None Jacksonville Tacoma/Calgary
6 630 Ken Griffey Jr Bellingham (Rk) San Bernadino Vermont None
7 612 Jim Thome Burlington (Rk) Kinston Canton Col Springs/Charlotte (NC)
8 609 Sammy Sosa Gastonia Charlotte (FL) Tulsa OK City/Vancouver
9 586 Frank Robinson Ogden (Rk) Columbia Tulsa None
10 583 Mark McGwire None Modesto Huntsville Tacoma
11 573 Harmon Killebrew None Charlotte (NC)$ Chattanooga Indianapolis
12 569 Rafael Palmeiro Peoria None Pittsfield Iowa
13 563 Reggie Jackson Lewiston Modesto Birmingham None
14 555 Manny Ramirez Burlington (Rk) Kinston Canton Charlotte (NC)
15 548 Mike Schmidt None None Reading Eugene
16 536 Mickey Mantle None None None None
17 534 Jimmie Foxx None None None None
18 521 Willie McCovey Sandersville Danville Dallas Phoenix
19 521 Frank Thomas GCL White Sox Sarasota Birmingham None
20 521 Ted Williams None None None None
21 512 Ernie Banks None None None None
22 512 Eddie Mathews None None None None
23 511 Mel Ott None None None None
24 509 Gary Sheffield Helena Stockton El Paso Denver
25 504 Eddie Murray# Asheville Miami Charlotte (NC) Rochester
26 498 Albert Pujols Peoria Potomac None Memphis

*Jacksonville was D League – Not the Suns
&Prince Williams became Potomac in 1999
$Charlotte (NC) Hornets, NOT Knights
#Murray also played Rookie Ball in Bluefield

HRs Affiliate: Players
1671 Charlotte: Ramirez, Thome & Murray
1262 Potomac/Prince Williams: Bonds, Pujols
1237 Tacoma: Arod & McGwire
1195 Tulsa: Sosa & F. Robinson
1167 Canton/Akron & Kinston: Thome & Ramirez
1146 Modesto: McGwire & Jackson
1084 Birmingham: Jackson & Thomas
1069 Peoria: Palmeiro & Pujols

Check out some photos of Pujols and Palmeiro in a Peoria uniform.

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