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Gary Sheffield's first hit as a Met was the 500th home run of his career. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
With clutch shot, Sheffield becomes 25th to hit No. 500
Gary Sheffield hit his 500th career home run in style. He became the first player to reach the milestone in a Mets uniform when he hit a pinch-hit long ball against the Brewers, tying the game in the seventh inning.   Full story >
Fan hands over baseball
Chris Matcovich, a 22-year-old college student, gave back the ball for some autographed jerseys and bats. Full story >
Mets awed by Sheffield
The 500 Club's newest member has quickly won over his teammates of two weeks. Full story >
Brewers tip their caps
Players, manager offer musings on career of slugger who came up through Milwaukee's system. Full story >

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After his surprising release, Gary Sheffield signs with the Mets.   Watch
• Sheffield talks about No. 500  Watch
• Sheffield signs on with Mets  Watch
• Sheffield retrospective  Watch
• Sheffield hits No. 499  Watch
• Sept. 9, 1988: Home run No. 1  Watch
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
1. Barry Bonds76223
2. Hank Aaron75522
3. Babe Ruth71422
4. Willie Mays66022
5. Ken Griffey Jr.61321
6. Sammy Sosa60918
7. Frank Robinson58621
8. Mark McGwire58316
9. Harmon Killebrew57322
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
10. Rafael Palmeiro56920
11. Reggie Jackson56321
12. Alex Rodriguez55315
13. Mike Schmidt54818
14. Jim Thome54419
15. Mickey Mantle53618
16. Jimmie Foxx53420
17. Manny Ramirez52917
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
18. Willie McCovey52122
18. Frank Thomas52118
18. Ted Williams52119
21. Ernie Banks51219
22. Eddie Mathews51217
23. Mel Ott51122
24. Eddie Murray50421
25. Gary Sheffield50022

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