Home Run 500 Club

I learned about baseball from my dad.  He taught me how to pitch, catch and hold a bat.  Sometimes the neighborhood dads would block off the street so us kids could play street ball.  After the game we would cool off with popsicles.

I caught a baseball 500 home run club exhibit at a museum recently that featured memorabilia from two members of an elite home run club.

These skilled swing artists are baseball legends for the home runs, statistics, World Series and longetivity in the game.  Mr. October and the Sultan of Swat are lifelong members in the 500 Club.

The 500 home run club is a group of baseball batters that hit 500 or more regular-season home runs during their careers as players.

Reggie Jackson, also known as Mr. October, and Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat,  hit three home runs in a World Series game putting them in an even more select club group than just 500 runs.

Batter up.  Some pictures of truly great baseball players’ bats, jerseys and more.

Babe Ruth, founding member, started the club on August 11, 1929.

Babe Ruth's bat

the Sultan of Swat’s baseball bat

Reggie Jackson joined the club on September 17, 1984.

Reggie Jackson's Angels jerseys

Mr. October’s No. 44 jerseys

Reggie Jackson's Yankees uniform

Reggie Jackson’s Yankees uniform

Jackson's signed MVP baseball jersey

Jackson’s signed MVP baseball jersey

New York Yankee memorabilia

New York Yankee memorabilia

If you want to catch it, Reggie Jackson and the Original 500 Club exhibit runs on till October 21st.

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