Given the extensive history of Major League Baseball, records and statistics that go back a century and more are sure to be met with caveats and asterisks. The conversation around the MLB home run record is one that is not without controversy. Some people even consider there to be two records for home runs in a single season: the definitive record for most home runs ever hit by a player in a single season, and the record for most home runs by a player in a single season without the advantage of performance enhancement drugs.
Regardless of controversies, watching players smash home runs is half of what makes the game exciting. Below is a list of the top home runs hit in a single season, strictly based on the numbers.