500 Fraternity

The 500-homer club welcomed 14 men in baseball’s first 120 seasons. Exclusive? Try sacred. But times have changed. Four could join this year. Many more are in line. Is membership too easy? This season, four players likely will hit No. 500: Frank Thomas (491), Alex Rodriguez (478), Jim Thome (477) and Manny Ramirez (475). If all four do, 10 members will have joined the 500 fraternity in 12 seasons after having only 14 in 120 seasons. This could suggest that the 500 club has been watered down and has lost its exclusivity, but that would be wrong. Is there a current 500-homer hitter who doesn’t belong? Absolutely not, in my opinion. Should any of the 2007 class be viewed as undeserving of entrance? No way! Give us a call at 1-800-SOLD-OUT for tickets to watch these future Hall-of-Famers become a part of MLB history

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