On April 4, 2003 — 2003 – At Great American Ball Park, Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hits his 500th career home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Scott Sullivan in the 7th inning, becoming only the 18th player in major league history to hit 500 or more home runs, as well as the first Hispanic player to do so. Despite Sosa’s highlight, Cincinnati edges the Cubs, 10 – 9.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference April 4
National Pastime April 4
Retro Sheet
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