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  500 home run club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, the 500th home run is not a surprise, as the player has been approaching the mark for some time.
The 500 home run club was "founded" by Babe Ruth in 1929.
Rarely mentioned are the 600 home run club and the 700 home run club, which have 4 and 3 members respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/500_home_run_club   (364 words)

  
 Home run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball, and the biggest (and best-paid) stars are often the players who hit the most of them.
These home runs are generally considered to be special because of their rarity, but also because of the kind of excitement, specific to the game situation, that they can create.
A grand slam home run occurs when the bases are "loaded" (that is, there are base runners standing at first, second, and third base) and the batter hits a home run.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Home_run   (2183 words)

  
 500 Homer Club
The joy of recording first Major League home run cab be very well expressed by the batter who safely reaches home and score and when home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball, we are pleased to present some common home runs famous firsts recorded by the historic sluggers.
He is the only player in history to have hit at least 400 home runs and stolen at least 400 bases.
However, teams will often interrupt the game in which the player hits his 500th home run in order to honor him on reaching a historically significant milestone in what has been an excellent baseball career.
500homerclub.com   (469 words)

  
 List of top 500 Major League Baseball home run hitters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play.
In 2005, Manny Ramírez and Alex Rodriguez joined the 400 home run club, while Luis Gonzalez, Jason Giambi, Shawn Green, Vladimir Guerrero, and Andruw Jones hit their 300th homers.
The last change in the cutoff for the top 500 was on July 29, when Ibáñez hit his 127th homer and displaced six players from the list.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Top_500_home_run_hitters_of_all_time   (614 words)

  
 500 Home Runs Club by Baseball Almanac
The 500 Home Runs Club is a personal plateau and not an actual award given to any player.
Box scores of each historic 500th home run game, interesting fast facts and career breakdowns of every club member are included (bold denotes active during more recent season).
Twenty (20) members belong to the 500 Home Runs Club and only five (5) of them have hit all of their career home runs with one club.
baseball-almanac.com /hitting/hi500c.shtml   (310 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Page2 - Welcome to Club 500
There are great ballplayers who didn't hit 500 dongs, like Musial, or DiMaggio, or Clemente, but they are no guys at all who hit 500 dongs who were not great home run hitters.
Sammy Sosa may have hit No. 500 by the time you read this, as he is at 499 at the time I am writing it.
Anybody who is in the long process of hitting 500 dongs for a career (or whatever the equivalent is in the other sports) is a little too preoccupied to be Mr.
espn.go.com /page2/s/wiley/030403.html   (2608 words)

  
 500 Home Run Club
Welcome to the 500 Home Run Club™ LLC, the exclusively authorized, internationally recognized organization founded to celebrate the awe inspiring achievements of the greatest home run hitters in the baseball history.
Commissioner Selig on the "500 Home Run Club"
Every player remembers how they felt when they hit their first home run when they were a kid ; then again in high school, college, and organized baseball...
www.500hrc.com   (441 words)

  
 Home run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases.
Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball, and the biggest stars are often the players who hit the most of them.
A grand slam home run occurs when the bases are "loaded" (that is, there are baserunners standing on first, second, and third base) and the batter hits a home run.
www.info-pedia.net /about/home_run   (842 words)

  
 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Research List - The 500-Home Run Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mays slugged his 500th career home run off the Astros' Don Nottebart in the Astrodome, on September 13, 1965.
Eddie Murray is the only member of the 500-home run club who never hit at least 40 homers in a single season.
Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Eddie Murray are the only 500-home run club members to also collect 3,000 hits in their career.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /library/research_lists/500_homers.htm   (306 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - HOME RUN edited by George Plimpton
The home run is the most dramatic way to send fans into fits of ecstasy or agony.
Since the dinger, the tater, the bomb, and all the other euphemisms for a home run are so exciting, it follows that some of the most compelling baseball writing concentrates on the four-bagger.
HOME RUN delivers on its namesake: This is a marvelous array of compositions from different angles --- humorous, serious and delirious --- on how losing a ball can make so many so happy.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0156011549.asp   (402 words)

  
 Barry Bonds - BaseballWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He holds many MLB records, including most home runs in a single season (73) and is second on the all-time career home runs list at 725, trailing only Hank Aaron's career total of 755 (and Aaron's National League total of 733).
He hit.312 with 37 home runs(was projected to have his first 50 home run season when the strike hit), was leading the league in walks, and was among the league leaders in slugging%, onbase%, extra base hits,and stolen bases, among other things.
The towering home run, which was one of the longest in Citizens Bank Park's two season history, traveling an estimated 450 feet, hit off the facade of the third deck in right field and was Bonds' first pulled home run of the 2006 season.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Barry_Bonds   (5969 words)

  
 The 500 Home Run Club: Collecting Single Signed Baseballs from Baseball's Most Popular Club - PSA Library
While he wasn't exactly the most intimidating member of the club, Ott was a master of pulling the ball down the right side in the cozy Polo Grounds, where the fence was approximately 257 feet from home plate.
Otherwise, his home run totals could be much higher than they currently are since Griffey has been one of the more prolific home run hitters since entering the league.
The lure of the home run, the wide range of characters that inhabit the club and the fact that this club is actually feasible to complete all add to the appeal of this theme.
www.psacard.com /articles/article_view.chtml?artid=4277&universeid=314   (3679 words)

  
 500 Home Run Club quiz -- free game
Which player in the 500 HR club, had the highest On-Base Percentage?
Which of the following players in the 500 HR Club, did not record 3000 hits in their careers?
What member of the 500 HR Club caught a ball hit by Vic Wertz in the 1954 World Series, that many consider to be the greatest catch of all time?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=131816   (167 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Baseball - Hall without fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Fred McGriff, with 493 home runs, stands a fair chance of taking the title of most powerful non-Hall of Famer away from Kingman when his name is put on the Hall ballot.
But Palmeiro is the only player in the 500 home run club or the 3,000 hit club to spend his entire career as, at best, a second banana.
Palmeiro is the only member of the 500 home run club not to lead his league in home runs.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/328759p-281005c.html   (797 words)

  
 Answers to Knoweldge Test No. 12
Willie Mays and Ted Williams are the only two members of the 500 home run club to play in the World Series and fail to hit a homer.
Jimmie Foxx is the other member of the 500 home run club with a major-league pitching win.
In 1953, AL home run and RBI champ, Al Rosen of the Cleveland Indians, finished second in the batting race to the Washington Senators' Mickey Vernon.
www.ballparkguys.com /trivia/test14_answers.html   (672 words)

  
 Palmiero follows Sosa to the 500 home run club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
With number 500, Palmeiro became just the 19th player ever to have 500 career home runs.
Palmeiro was mobbed by his teammates at home plate, and as the crowd chanted "Raffy!" he came out of the dugout for a curtain call.
Sosa was born in the Dominican Republic, and Palmeiro was born in Cuba.
www.latinosportslegends.com /2003/palmiero_joins_500_homerun_club-051203.htm   (300 words)

  
 Sosa slams his 500th home run.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
He raised his arms in celebration and gave his trademark home run hop as soon as the ball left the bat and headed for history.
Sosa's home run made him only the fifth player to reach 500 homers before his 35th birthday.
Despite Sosa's historical home run, the Reds hit three homers of their own for their first victory in their new ballpark, 10-9.
www.latinosportslegends.com /2003/sosa_hits_500th_homerun-040503.htm   (449 words)

  
 500 Homer Club : George Kenneth Griffey
Griffey hit his 500th home run leading off the sixth inning of the Reds' 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium and became the 20
He became the recipient of American League Most Valuable Player award in 1997 after hitting 304, with 56 home runs and 147 runs batted in.
In 1999 Ken Griffey demanded from the general manager of Mariners to trade him since his hit, which would likely have been a home run in the Kingdome turned into a long fly-out to center in Safeco.
www.500homerclub.com /kenGriffeyJr.html   (530 words)

  
 Find in a Library: The 500 home run club baseball's 15 greatest home run hitters from Aaron to Williams
Find in a Library: The 500 home run club baseball's 15 greatest home run hitters from Aaron to Williams
The 500 home run club baseball's 15 greatest home run hitters from Aaron to Williams
Home runs (Baseball) -- United States -- History.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/64f940dfe5e8ef08a19afeb4da09e526.html   (85 words)

  
 Sosa next, 3 more to follow for 500-home run club: 4/4/03
NEW YORK -- When Sammy Sosa hits his next home run, he's not going to slip quietly into the ranks of baseball's greatest sluggers.
He's going to knock down the door to the 500 club.
That fivesome all hit No. 500 between 1965 and '71, with Eddie Mathews and Mantle ('67) and Killebrew and Robinson ('71) doing it in the same seasons.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/04-03/04-04-03/c06sp135.htm   (956 words)

  
 The St. Petersburg Times - World - Bonds Blasts 500th Home Run
Barry Bonds hitting his 500th home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco on Tuesday.
Even though he was only one swing away from becoming the 17th member of the 500-home run club, Bonds still shooed reporters away from his private corner of the San Francisco Giants clubhouse, a personal sanctuary that features a leather recliner and accompanying television set.
After jumping on home plate at the end of his eighth-inning celebratory trip around the bases, Bonds was joined on the field by family members and co-500-home run club members Willie Mays, who is also Bonds' godfather, and Willie McCovey for a nine-minute ceremony that delayed a 3-2 Giants victory over the Dodgers.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=15255   (631 words)

  
 Ranger Photos: Rafael Palmeiro Hits Home Run #500
Raffy got his 500th home run, and I was glad to say I was there to see it!
However, I left the scorecard at home, and I can't score on the one in the program, because I feel the scorecard is too restrictive, I track far more info than the basic stuff.
There was a scoreboard countdown of all the 500 home run members between the 7th and 8th innings
www.rangerfans.com /pictures/raffy500.html   (591 words)

  
 MLB.com: Barry Bonds joins the 500 club
Barry Bonds may be a complex man, but he has hit 500 home runs largely because of the same simple swing he's consistently displayed throughout his 15 years in the majors.
Barry Bonds celebrated his entry into the 500 home run club with fellow Giants and 500-plus home run members Willie Mays and Willie McCovey.
Major Leaguers are abuzz over the latest player to hit 500 home runs.
sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/mlb_bonds_500hr.jsp   (360 words)

  
 Ken Griffey Jr. joins 500 HR Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Griffey took a few extra seconds to watch his drive fly into the right-field seats, dropped his bat and then slowly trotted around the bases with his 19th homer of the season.
Griffey, the first to reach 500 in a Cincinnati uniform, got a warm ovation from a sellout crowd of 45,620 on Lou Brock bobblehead day.
Jimmie Foxx was the youngest player to hit 500 homers, reaching the milestone at 32.
allstarz.hollywood.com /kengriffeyjr/500.htm   (591 words)

  
 ESPN.com - MLB - Initiated: Junior joins the 500 club
A week after his last home run, he ended the frustrating stretch with one big swing in Cincinnati's 6-0 victory over St. Louis on Sunday.
He's the 20th player to hit 500 homers and at 34, the sixth youngest to reach the milestone.
But he insisted that the wait for 500 wasn't all that trying because his family accompanied him to St. Louis after he came up empty in three games in Cincinnati.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=1825228   (1006 words)

  
 The 500 Home Run Club: Collecting Single Signed Baseballs from Baseball's Most Popular Club - PSA Library
He was much like Mays and Aaron in that, despite hitting a ton of home runs, he was also a complete player who won the MVP award in both leagues!
As a man who hit many tape measure home runs in his day, Killebrew complimented his brute strength with a wonderful personality that has left a permanent mark on those who have had the pleasure of meeting him over the years.
Banks was a lot like Aaron in that his home runs were not a product of brute strength like Mantle or Foxx but, instead, quick wrists and bat speed.
www.psacard.com /articles/article_view.chtml?artid=4277&universeid=314   (3679 words)

  
 Junior hits No. 500
With one poignant crack of the bat, Griffey hit his 500th home run leading off the sixth inning of the Reds' 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Every other player reaching 500 home runs has been enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Now an undisputed representative of the sport's greatest power hitters, Junior has logged 19 home runs in this, his 15th pro season.
The Reds will honor Ken Griffey Jr.'s 500th home run with a ceremony on Friday, June 25, prior to their 7:10 p.m.
reds.enquirer.com /2004/06/21/griffey500   (319 words)

  
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