Saturday, September 17, 2011

On this day.... Reggie Jackson hits #500

September 17th, 1984. Exactly seventeen years after his first major league home run, California Angels designated hitter Reggie Jackson blasts Bud Black's first pitch (a fastball) of the seventh inning into the right field seats for his 500th career home run. This will be the only run the Angels would score in the Royals' 10-1 victory.

At the time, Reggie was the only 13th major leaguer to join the 500 Home Run club. He would hit another 63 round-trippers before retiring after the 1987 season.

Reggie is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.


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