On this day in 1987 Michael Jack Schmidt hit the 500th home run of is incredible career!!
I remember watching the highlights of this game. The joy that Schmidt shared with us as he rounded the bases while pumping his fists is one of the greatest memories I have of baseball from 1980’s. Rarely do you see a player emit so much joy during a game, but Schmidt did not hold back and I am thankful that I was able to enjoy his moment with him.
Schmidt finished his career with 548 home runs placing him in 13th place on the all-time list.
Congratulations Mike and Happy Anniversary!!!