1967 HEADLINE: Eddie Matthews Joins The ‘500 Home Runs Club’
On this day in 1967, Eddie Mathews joined the exclusive ‘500 Home Runs Club’.
After playing 15 years with the Braves organization, Mathews bounced around a bit between Detroit and Houston to finish his 17-year major league career. It was in 1967, during his time with the Houston Astros that Mathews became just the seventh player in big league history to collect 500 home runs.
He did it on July 14th in 1967 when he and his Astros teammates were on the road in San Francisco to take on the Giants. In the top of the 6th inning Mathews hit a huge home run off of future Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal and the rest was history. For the game, Mathews went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and 1 run scored.
Happy Anniversary Mr. Mathews!!!