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Famous Home Runs
Below is a list of some of baseball's most well-known home runs, as well as the pitchers who have been the victims of each legendary blast.
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1900-49 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
5/6/1915 Babe Ruth's first career HR BOS NYY Jack Warhop New York
5/31/1927 Jimmie Foxx's first career HR PHA NYY Urban Shocker Philadephia
7/18/1927 Mel Ott's first career HR NYG CHC Hal Carlson New York
9/30/1927 Babe Ruth's 60th HR NYY WAS Tom Zachary New York
8/11/1929 Babe Ruth's 500th career HR NYY CLE Willis Hudlin Cleveland
10/6/1930 Jimmie Foxx's 1930 WS Game 5 two-run HR PHA STL Burleigh Grimes St. Louis
8/21/1931 Babe Ruth's 600th career HR NYY SLB George Blaeholder St. Louis
10/1/1932 Babe Ruth's 1932 WS Game 3 "Called Shot" NYY CHC Charlie Root Chicago
7/13/1934 Babe Ruth's 700th career HR NYY DET Tommy Bridges Detroit
5/25/1935 Babe Ruth's 714th career HR BSN PIT Guy Bush Pittsburgh
9/28/1938 Gabby Hartnett's "Homer in the Gloamin" CHC PIT Mace Brown Chicago
4/23/1939 Ted Williams' first career HR BOS PHA Bud Thomas Boston
9/24/1940 Jimmie Foxx's 500th career HR BOS PHA George Caster Philadephia
7/8/1941 Ted Williams wins 1941 All-Star Game AL NL Claude Passeau Detroit
8/1/1945 Mel Ott's 500th career HR NYG BSN Johnny Hutchings New York
9/30/1945 Hank Greenberg's ninth-inning GS wins 1945 pennant DET SLB Nelson Potter St. Louis
10/4/1948 Ken Keltner's 1948 playoff, three-run HR in 4th CLE BOS Denny Galehouse Boston

1950-59 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
10/1/1950 Dick Sisler's 10th-inning HR wins 1950 pennant PHI BRO Don Newcombe Brooklyn
5/1/1951 Mickey Mantle's first career HR NYY CWS Randy Gumpert Chicago
5/28/1951 Willie Mays' first career HR NYG BSN Warren Spahn New York
10/3/1951 Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning HR NYG NYG Ralph Branca New York
4/19/1952 Eddie Mathews' first career HR BSN PHI Ken Heintzelman Philadephia
10/7/1952 Mickey Mantle's 1952 WS Game 7 HR, breaks tie in 6th NYY BRO Joe Black Brooklyn
4/17/1953 Mickey Mantle's 565 ft HR NYY WAS Chuck Stobbs Washington
9/20/1953 Ernie Banks' first career HR CHC STL Gerry Staley St. Louis
4/23/1954 Hank Aaron's first career HR MLN STL Vic Raschi St. Louis
9/29/1954 Dusty Rhodes' 1954 WS Game 1 HR NYG CLE Bob Lemon New York
6/24/1955 Harmon Killebrew's first career HR WAS DET Billy Hoeft Detroit
4/28/1956 Frank Robinson's first career HR CIN CHC Paul Minner Cincinnati
8/2/1959 Willie McCovey's first career HR SF PIT Ron Kline SF

1960-69 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
6/17/1960 Ted Williams' 500th career HR BOS CLE Wynn Hawkins Cleveland
9/28/1960 Ted Williams homers in final career AB BOS BAL Jack Fisher Boston
10/13/1960 Hal Smith's 1960 WS Game 7, three-run HR in 8th PIT NYY Jim Coates Pittsburgh
10/13/1960 Bill Mazeroski's 1960 WS-winning HR PIT NYY Ralph Terry Pittsburgh
10/1/1961 Roger Maris' 61st HR NYY BOS Tracy Stallard New York
10/10/1964 Mickey Mantle's 1964 WS Game 3 HR NYY STL Barney Schultz New York
10/11/1964 Ken Boyer's 1964 WS Game 4, Grand Slam STL NYY Al Downing New York
9/13/1965 Willie Mays' 500th career HR SF HOU Don Nottebart Houston
5/14/1967 Mickey Mantle's 500th career HR NYY BAL Stu Miller New York
7/14/1967 Eddie Mathews' 500th career HR HOU SF Juan Marichal SF
9/17/1967 Reggie Jackson's first career HR KCA CAL Jim Weaver Anaheim
7/14/1968 Hank Aaron's 500th career HR ATL SF Mike McCormick Atlanta
9/22/1969 Willie Mays' 600th career HR SF SD Mike Corkins San Diego

1970-79 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
5/12/1970 Ernie Banks' 500th career HR CHC ATL Pat Jarvis Chicago
4/27/1971 Hank Aaron's 600th career HR ATL SF Gaylord Perry Atlanta
7/13/1971 Reggie Jackson's 1971 All-Star Game HR AL NL Dock Ellis Detroit
8/10/1971 Harmon Killebrew's 500th career HR MIN BAL Mike Cuellar Minnesota
9/13/1971 Frank Robinson's 500th career HR BAL DET Fred Scherman Baltimore
9/16/1972 Mike Schmidt's first career HR PHI MON Balor Moore Philadephia
10/11/1972 Johnny Bench's 1972 NLCS Game 5 HR in 9th CIN PIT Dave Giusti Cincinnati
7/21/1973 Hank Aaron's 700th career HR ATL PHI Ken Brett Atlanta
8/17/1973 Willie Mays' 660th career HR NYM CIN Don Gullett New York
4/4/1974 Hank Aaron's 714th career HR ATL CIN Jack Billingham Cincinnati
4/8/1974 Hank Aaron's 715th career HR ATL LA Al Downing Atlanta
10/21/1975 Bernie Carbo's 1975 WS Game 6 HR BOS CIN Rawly Eastwick Boston
10/21/1975 Carlton Fisk's 1975 WS Game 6 HR BOS CIN Pat Darcy Boston
7/20/1976 Hank Aaron's 755th career HR MIL CAL Dick Drago Milwaukee
10/14/1976 Chris Chambliss' 1976 ALCS Game 5 HR NYY KC Mark Littell New York
4/18/1977 Eddie Murray's first career HR BAL CLE Pat Dobson Baltimore
10/18/1977 Reggie Jackson's first home run in 1977 WS Game 6 NYY LA Burt Hooten New York
10/18/1977 Reggie Jackson's second home run in 1977 WS Game 6 NYY LA Elias Sosa New York
10/18/1977 Reggie Jackson's final home run in 1977 WS Game 6 NYY LA Charlie Hough New York
6/30/1978 Willie McCovey's 500th career HR SF ATL Jamie Easterley Atlanta
10/2/1978 Bucky Dent's three-run HR in 1978 AL East Playoff NYY BOS Mike Torrez Boston
10/17/1979 Willie Stargell's 1979 WS Game 7 HR, 6th inning PIT BAL Scott McGregor Baltimore

1980-89 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
10/19/1981 Rick Monday's 1981 NLCS Game 5 HR LA MON Steve Rogers Montreal
7/24/1983 George Brett's "Pine Tar" home run KC NYY Goose Gossage New York
9/17/1984 Reggie Jackson's 500th career HR CAL KC Bud Black Anaheim
10/6/1984 Steve Garvey's 1984 NLCS Game 4 HR SD CHC Lee Smith San Diego
10/14/1985 Ozzie Smith's 1985 NLCS Game 5 HR STL LA Tom Niedenfuer St. Louis
10/16/1985 Jack Clark's 1985 NLCS Game 6 HR STL LA Tom Niedenfuer LA
6/4/1986 Barry Bonds' first career HR PIT ATL Craig McMurtry Atlanta
8/25/1986 Mark McGwire's first career HR OAK DET Walt Terrell Detroit
9/9/1986 Rafael Palmeiro's first career HR CHC PHI Kevin Gross Chicago
10/11/1986 Lenny Dykstra's 1986 NLCS Game 3 HR NYM HOU Dave Smith New York
10/12/1986 Dave Henderson's 1986 Game 5 ALCS HR BOS CAL Donnie Moore Anaheim
10/15/1986 Billy Hatcher's 1986 NLCS Game 6 HR HOU NYM Jesse Orosco Houston
4/18/1987 Mike Schmidt's 500th career HR PHI PIT Don Robinson Pittsburgh
10/9/1988 Mike Scioscia's 1988 NLCS Game 4 HR LA NYM Dwight Gooden New York
10/15/1988 Kirk Gibson's 1988 WS Game 1 HR LA OAK Dennis Eckersley LA
4/10/1989 Ken Griffey Jr.'s first career HR SEA CWS Eric King Seattle
6/21/1989 Sammy Sosa's first career HR TEX BOS Roger Clemens Boston

1990-99 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
10/26/1991 Kirby Puckett's 1991 WS Game 6 winning HR MIN ATL Charlie Leibrandt Minnesota
10/23/1993 Joe Carter's 1993 WS-winning HR TOR PHI Mitch Williams Toronto
9/6/1995 Cal Ripken homers in Game 2,131 BAL CAL Shawn Boskie Baltimore
9/6/1996 Eddie Murray's 500th career HR BAL DET Felipe Lira Baltimore
10/9/1996 Derek Jeter's (Jeffrey Maier) 1996 ALCS Game 1 HR NYY BAL Armando Benitez New York
10/23/1996 Jim Leyritz's 1996 WS Game 4 HR NYY ATL Mark Wohlers Atlanta
9/8/1998 Mark McGwire's 62nd HR STL CHC Steve Trachsel St. Louis
9/27/1998 Mark McGwire's 70th HR STL MON Carl Pavano St. Louis
8/5/1999 Mark McGwire's 500th career HR STL SD Andy Ashby St. Louis
10/17/1999 Robin Ventura's 1999 NLCS Game 5 HR NYM ATL Kevin McGlinchy New York

2000-07 Home Run Team Opp. Pitcher Location
4/17/2001 Barry Bonds' 500th career HR coverage > SF LA Terry Adams SF
10/5/2001 Barry Bonds' 71st HR SF LA Chan Ho Park SF
10/7/2001 Barry Bonds' 73rd HR SF LA Dennis Springer SF
10/31/2001 Tino Martinez's 2001 WS Game 4 HR NYY ARI Byung-Hyun Kim New York
11/1/2001 Scott Brosius' 2001 WS Game 5 HR NYY ARI Byung-Hyun Kim New York
8/9/2002 Barry Bonds' 600th career HR coverage > SF PIT Kip Wells SF
4/4/2003 Sammy Sosa's 500th career HR coverage > CHC CIN Scott Sullivan Cincinnati
5/11/2003 Rafael Palmeiro's 500th career HR coverage > TEX CLE David Elder Texas
10/16/2003 Aaron Boone's 2003 ALCS Pennant-winning HR NYY BOS Tim Wakefield New York
6/20/2004 Ken Griffey Jr.'s 500th career HR coverage > CIN STL Matt Morris St. Louis
9/17/2004 Barry Bonds' 700th career HR coverage > SF SD Jake Peavy SF
5/28/2006 Barry Bonds' 715th career HR coverage > SF COL Byung-Hyun Kim SF
6/20/2007 Sammy Sosa's 600th career HR coverage > TEX CHC Jason Marquis TEX
6/28/2007 Frank Thomas' 500th career HR coverage > TOR MIN Carlos Silva MIN
8/4/2007 Alex Rodriguez's 500th career HR coverage > NYY KC Kyle Davies NY
8/4/2007 Barry Bonds' 755th career HR coverage > SF SD Clay Hensley SD
8/7/2007 Barry Bonds' 756th career HR coverage > SF WAS Clay Hensley Sf