Video: Gary Sheffield Road To 500

An article by posted on April 17, 2009

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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