The Philly 600
Philadelphia's 600-home run club.
The Philly 600
Bob Vetrone Jr.
Walking through the Citizens Bank Park parking lot Saturday after Jim Thome's 609th career home run had given the Phillies' a dramatic 7-6 victory, I couldn't help but wonder how rare it must be to see a player hit a home run that added to a career total already that high in Philadelphia.
Not as rare as I thought.
It turns out that their have been 17 home runs hit in the city by players whose career total had surpassed Thome's. And the great Babe Ruth has most of them:
|609||Jim Thome||June 23, 2012||Citizens Bank Park||Rays' Jake McGee|
|612||Babe Ruth||April 12, 1932||Shibe Park||A's George Earnshaw|
|613||Babe Ruth||April 12, 1932||Shibe Park||A's George Earnshaw|
|623||Hank Aaron||Aug. 3, 1971||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Chris Short|
|626||Babe Ruth||June 3, 1932||Shibe Park||A's George Earnshaw|
|645||Willie Mays||Aug. 28, 1971 (1)||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Dick Selma|
|648||Willie Mays||May 21, 1972||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Steve Carlton|
|649||Hank Aaron||June 10, 1972||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Wayne Twitchell|
|655||Babe Ruth||April 27, 1933||Shibe Park||A's Sugar Cain|
|664||Babe Ruth||June 8, 1933||Shibe Park||A's Bobby Coombs|
|665||Babe Ruth||June 10, 1933 (1)||Shibe Park||A's Lefty Grove|
|666||Babe Ruth||June 10, 1933 (1)||Shibe Park||A's Lefty Grove|
|681||Hank Aaron||May 5, 1973||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Steve Carlton|
|687||Babe Ruth||April 18, 1934||Shibe Park||A's Tim McKeithan|
|689||Barry Bonds||Aug. 13, 2004||Citizens Bank Park||Phils' Amaury Telemaco|
|695||Babe Ruth||June 3, 1934||Shibe Park||A's Sugar Cain|
|713||Barry Bonds||May 7, 2006||Citizens Bank Park||Phils' Jon Lieber|
|723||Hank Aaron||June 4, 1974||Veterans Stadium||Phils' Eddie Watt|