Here is a list of well-known ballplayers, all connected by a common seasonal batting achievement.

Your job: find that common batting feat, and identify the missing ballplayers needed to complete this list.

Note: there is no significance to the multi-column list; a single column list would have worked just as well

Congratulations to Ed on identifying these hitters as the record holders for home runs in a season at a specific age. After that, it was a true team effort to identify the remaining mystery players, shown in red above. So, thanks to everyone for playing.

Interestingly, there is a single HR ┬árecord-holder for every age – no ties. See the complete list of these record HR seasons after the jump.

Player HR Year Age Tm
Tommy Brown 2 1945 17 BRO
Phil Cavarretta 8 1935 18 CHC
Tony Conigliaro 24 1964 19 BOS
Mel Ott 42 1929 20 NYG
Eddie Mathews 47 1953 21 MLN
Joe DiMaggio 46 1937 22 NYY
Prince Fielder 50 2007 23 MIL
Jimmie Foxx 58 1932 24 PHA
Babe Ruth 54 1920 25 NYY
Roger Maris 61 1961 26 NYY
Hank Greenberg 58 1938 27 DET
Ken Griffey 56 1998 28 SEA
Sammy Sosa 66 1998 29 CHC
Sammy Sosa 63 1999 30 CHC
Alex Rodriguez 54 2007 31 NYY
Sammy Sosa 64 2001 32 CHC
Mark McGwire 58 1997 33 TOT
Mark McGwire 70 1998 34 STL
Mark McGwire 65 1999 35 STL
Barry Bonds 73 2001 36 SFG
Hank Aaron 47 1971 37 ATL
Barry Bonds 45 2003 38 SFG
Barry Bonds 45 2004 39 SFG
Darrell Evans 34 1987 40 DET
Ted Williams 29 1960 41 BOS
Barry Bonds 28 2007 42 SFG
Carlton Fisk 18 1991 43 CHW
Julio Franco 5 2003 44 ATL
Julio Franco 6 2004 45 ATL
Julio Franco 9 2005 46 ATL
Julio Franco 2 2006 47 NYM
Julio Franco 1 2007 48 TOT
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 2/18/2013.

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