On August 1, 1945, At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott of the New York Giants rips the 500th home run of his career in the 3rd inning off Boston Braves pitcher Johnny Hutchings in the Giants’ 9-2 victory. Ott joined Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx as the only players at the time in reaching the career milestone. He will finish his career with 511 home runs.

Game Ticket 

Play by Play 

BRAVES 1ST: Culler singled to left; Masi struck out; Holmes
lined to right; Medwick popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Braves 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Lockman singled to right; Hausmann singled to right
[Lockman to second]; Ott singled to center [Lockman scored,
Hausmann to third]; D. Gardella singled to right [Hausmann
scored, Ott to third]; HUTCHINGS REPLACED ANDREWS (PITCHING); D.
Gardella stole second; Weintraub flied to right [Ott scored];
Lombardi grounded out (shortstop to first) [D. Gardella to
third]; Kerr grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first); 3 R,
4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 0, Giants 3.

BRAVES 2ND: Nieman singled to right; Gillenwater singled to
center [Nieman out at home (center to shortstop to second to
shortstop), Gillenwater to third]; Workman flied out to left
[Gillenwater scored]; Wietelmann singled to center; Hutchings
struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.

GIANTS 2ND: Jurges singled to center; On a bunt Mungo forced
Jurges (pitcher to shortstop); Lockman struck out; Hausmann
flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 1, Giants 3.

BRAVES 3RD: Culler singled to left; Masi out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to first) [Culler to second]; Lombardi allowed a passed
ball [Culler to third]; Holmes singled to center [Culler
scored]; EMMERICH REPLACED MUNGO (PITCHING); Medwick singled to
shortstop [Holmes to second]; Nieman walked [Holmes to third,
Medwick to second]; Gillenwater grounded into a double play
(shortstop to second to first) [Nieman out at second]; 1 R, 3 H,
0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 3.

GIANTS 3RD: Ott homered; D. Gardella popped to catcher in foul
territory; Weintraub singled to left; Lombardi struck out; Kerr
doubled to left [Weintraub to third]; Jurges was walked
intentionally; Emmerich struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.
Braves 2, Giants 4.

BRAVES 4TH: Workman flied out to right; Wietelmann flied out to
center; Hutchings flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 2, Giants 4.

GIANTS 4TH: Lockman homered; Hausmann popped to shortstop; Ott
was hit by a pitch; D. Gardella walked [Ott to second];
Weintraub popped to first in foul territory; Lombardi popped to
third in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants
5.

BRAVES 5TH: Culler grounded out (shortstop to first); Masi
singled to left; Holmes grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [Masi out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Braves 2, Giants 5.

GIANTS 5TH: Kerr grounded out (shortstop to first); Jurges
grounded out (shortstop to first); Emmerich singled to left;
Lockman was hit by a pitch [Emmerich to second]; Hausmann
tripled to right [Emmerich scored, Lockman scored]; WRIGHT
REPLACED HUTCHINGS (PITCHING); Ott grounded out (second to
first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 7.

BRAVES 6TH: Medwick grounded out (third to first); Nieman
reached on an error by Hausmann [Nieman to first]; Gillenwater
singled to right [Nieman to third, Gillenwater out at second
(right to first to second)]; Workman grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 7.

GIANTS 6TH: D. Gardella grounded out (first unassisted);
Weintraub was called out on strikes; Lombardi singled to left;
Kerr singled to left [Lombardi to second]; Jurges doubled to
right [Lombardi scored, Kerr scored]; Emmerich flied out to
right; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 9.

BRAVES 7TH: Wietelmann grounded out (second to first); TOBIN
BATTED FOR WRIGHT; Tobin was called out on strikes; Culler flied
out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 9.

GIANTS 7TH: HENDRICKSON REPLACED TOBIN (PITCHING); Lockman
walked; Hausmann reached on an error by Workman [Lockman to
second, Hausmann to first]; Ott lined to right; D. Gardella
grounded out (second to first) [Lockman to third, Hausmann to
second]; Weintraub grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 1
E, 2 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 9.

BRAVES 8TH: Masi flied out to center; Holmes popped to
shortstop; Medwick popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 9.

GIANTS 8TH: Lombardi grounded out (third to first); Kerr lined
to left; Jurges grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB. Braves 2, Giants 9.

BRAVES 9TH: Nieman grounded out (pitcher to first); Gillenwater
reached on an error by Kerr [Gillenwater to first]; Workman
forced Gillenwater (second to shortstop); Wietelmann forced
Workman (second to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Braves 2,
Giants 9.