The Philly 600

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“Hopefully we can build from this and get going and start playing some good baseball," Jim Thome said. (AP Photo/H. Rumph 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:

No. Player Date Stadium Pitcher
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

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