1969 HEADLINE: Willie Mays Connects For Career Home Run #600!!!
On this day in 1969, Willie Mays connected for home run number 600 of his major league career.
On the road and taking on their divisional rivals, the San Diego Padres, Mays and his Giants teammates were getting close to wrapping up their 1969 baseball season.
With the Giants leading the division by 20 and with the Padres in the cellar in 6th, the crowd of 4,779 was understandable.
Unless you were a fan of Willie Mays!!
In the top of the 7th inning, Mays entered the game as a pinch-hitter and delivered the 600th home run of his career. It was a blast that accounted for two runs, and it came at the expense of Mike Corkins.
The Giants won the game 4-2, largely in part to Mays’ heroics!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!