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Four could reach 500-HR mark this season

Originally Published: May 8, 2007
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It was once the highest perch in baseball, the most exclusive fraternity in sports, the place reserved only for the best and brightest. Most everyone in it was a Hall of Famer as soon as he got there, if not before. It is the 500 club, and it has changed and will continue to change.

In the first 120 seasons of major league baseball, which brings us through the 1995 season, 14 players hit 500 home runs. From 1972 through 1983, only one player, Willie McCovey, joined The Club. And from 1988 ...

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