Video: Gary Sheffield Road To 500

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

Congratulations Gary!

Gary Sheffield’s first career hit with the Mets came in dramatic fashion.

Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Sheffield came in as a pinch-hitter and blasted the ninth pitch from Brewers reliever Mitch Stetter over the left-field fence to record his 500th career home run on Friday night.  

The fated ball was the ninth pitch of Sheffield’s pinch-hit at-bat and traveled an estimated 385 feet into the stands at Citi Field.

Although the home run was Sheffield’s first hit with the Mets, the home crowd gave Sheffield a rousing ovation as he made his curtain call and customary tip of the helmet.

Sheffield is the 25th player in Major League history to reach the 500-homer mark and the first to do so in a Mets uniform.

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