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Willie Mays hits his 660th and Reggie Jackson hits his 522nd on This Day in Baseball

Willie Mays hits his 660th and Reggie Jackson hits his 522nd on This Day in Baseball

Willie Mays hits his 660th and Reggie Jackson hits his 522nd on This Day in Baseball

August 17th, 1966 San Francisco Giant outfielder Willie Mays moves into second place on the all-time home run list with a 4th-inning blast off Ray Washburn. Seven years to the day later, in 1973, the 42-year old Mays, now with the Mets hits the 660th and final home run of his career off Reds lefty Don Gullett.

August 17th, 1923.  After 111 games, Babe Ruth has 31 homers and is hitting .401. He ends the season with his highest single season batting average, .393, a major league record 170 walks, and 4 times hit by pitches. Ruth collected 205 hits and reached base a record 379 times.

The Iron Man Cometh…August 17th, 1933 Lou Gehrig quietly surpasses the record of 1,308 consecutive games played held by Everett Scott on his way to a new record of 2,130 consecutive games played.

August 17th, 1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 522nd career home run off Oakland's Bill Krueger to move past Ted Williams and Willie McCovey into 8th place on the all-time list.

August 17th, 1986, Pete Rose makes his final major league appearance, striking out as a pinch hitter against Padres closer Rich “Goose” Gossage.

August 17th, 1980, George Brett raises his batting average to .401 going 4 for 4 with five RBI in an 8 - 3 Kansas City win. His first hit of the day also extended his hitting streak to 29 consecutive games.

 

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By This Day in Baseball
Friday, 17 Aug 2012

 

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