On May 14, 1967, around 4:16 pm in the bottom of the 7th Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees joins the 500-home run club when he connects against Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles. His shot went into the lower deck into the right-field corner of the lower deck at Yankee Stadium. It was the first time in his career that he had given up a home run to Mantle.
Mantle becomes the sixth major leaguer to reach 500, joining Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, and Mel Ott. Mantle’s home run helps the Yankees to a 6-5 win.
Mantle had promised his wife Merlyn, to hit his 500th career home run on Mother’s Day, a shot into the lower deck into the right-field corner of the lower deck at Yankee Stadium. Mantle would say after the game “It was a relief”, and then add,”it was like winning the final game of the World Series.” Mantle’s blast also came when he was using Joe Pepitone’s bat. Mantle has been using his bats for most of the season. The Bat was sent to Cooperstown, but Mantle asked to keep the ball.