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Sheffield reaches rare milestone

Updated: April 18, 2009, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Gary Sheffield hit his 500th home run Friday night to become the 25th player in major league history to reach the milestone, belting a drive to left off Milwaukee's Mitch Stetter leading off the seventh inning.

The nine-time All-Star hit a full-count pitch an estimated 385 feet, his first hit of the season for the New York Mets after being cut by the Detroit Tigers the last week of spring training.

"Just to join that 500 club, you know. Now I can say I'm in the club ...

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