No money can buy your way into this club! The 500 home run club is exclusively for the heaviest of MLB hitters! Ball players have been standing at the plate since 1903. Did you know it was 26 years before the first player reached the 500 home run milestone? The second player wouldn't achieve this for another 11 years! Today, nearly 115 years and seasons later, there are less than 30 members. So, you want to know the secret to their success? Sorry, there isn't one! 14 of these players were right-handed, 11 of them were left-handed and two were switch hitters. Despite their varying statures and various field positions, they each had a common goal - hit the ball out of the park and round those bases every ... single ... time!
From Babe Ruth to Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron, most all members of this who's-who of baseball sluggers list have made their way to Cooperstown. The Baseball Hall of Fame is ready to welcome members of the 500 home run club, but it's not always a guarantee - first they need to be retired for five seasons, and second, they cannot be connected with any allegations involving performance enhancing substances.
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