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Mays moves into second with 535th homer

Updated: August 15, 2001, 4:25 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Aug. 17, 1966

Willie Mays continues to climb the home-run ladder. Going into the season fifth all-time with 505 homers, the San Francisco Giants center-fielder passes Mel Ott (511), Ted Williams (521) and today Jimmie Foxx (534). No. 535 is a line drive over the right-field fence in Candlestick Park off St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Ray Washburn in the fourth inning.

The only man ahead of Mays is Babe Ruth (714), and the 35-year-old Mays doesn't expect to catch him. ...

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