This day in baseball: The 600 home run club

On 27 April 1971, Hank Aaron hit a 350-foot home run off pitcher Gaylord Perry.  It was the 600th homer of his career, making him only the third player in baseball history to accomplish this feat, behind Babe Ruth and Willie Mays.  In spite of the homer, Atlanta lost to the Giants 6-5 in ten innings.  Ironically, it was Willie Mays’ tenth inning single that produced the Giants’ winning run.

Source: biography.com


3 Comments on “This day in baseball: The 600 home run club”

  1. Reblogged this on Go Deep and commented:
    More baseball history by The Baseball Attic.

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  3. steve says:

    it always surprised me that aaron never hit 50 home runs and that number 44 will always his.


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