1968 HEADLINE: Henry Aaron Crushes Career Home Run #500!!!!
On this day in 1968, Hank Aaron belted the 500th home run of his amazing baseball career. This milestone came at home and in Atlanta against the San Francisco Giants. In the bottom of the third inning, Aaron crushed a 3-run home run off of Giants’ pitcher Mike McCormick giving the Braves a 3-0 lead and giving baseball another member in the historic ’500 HR Club’.
For the day, Aaron went 2-for-4 with the home run and a single. He drove in three runs on the day while scoring another.
This game also featured another future member of the ’500 HR Club’ – Hall of Famer, Willie McCovey.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Aaron!!!