On April 4, 2003 — At Cincinnati’s new Great American Ball Park, Sammy Sosa becomes the first Latin American player and 18th overall to hit 500 career home runs. ‘Slammin’ Sammy’ reaches the milestone in the seventh inning when he drives a Scott Sullivan 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats.

 


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Baseball Reference April 4
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