Today marks the 50th anniversary of Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams’ 500th career home run. Ted’s milestone shot came against the Cleveland Indians on June 17, 1960. Cleveland’s starting pitcher, Wynn Hawkings, was off to a 1-0 lead when Williams came up for his second at-bat of the game in the third inning. Number nine launched a 2-1 pitch deep into the left-field stands in Cleveland Stadium. The Red Sox finished the game out strong and came out with a 3-1 win.
Ted joined the Babe Ruth, Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx to be come only the fourth member of this illustrious club. Now the club has 25 members in total, some of which are still active. Click on the image below to check out this slide show we found celebrating all.
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