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Mays, Robinson join 500 homer club

Updated: September 12, 2001, 10:56 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 13, 1965/1971

1965: In his 14th season, Willie Mays becomes just the fifth player to reach the exclusive 500-homers club. He belts a pitch from Astros right-hander Don Nottebart 440 feet into the center-field bleachers in the fourth inning in Houston. It's Mays' 47th homer of the season.

Warren Spahn, who gave up Mays' first homer, in 1951, is now his teammate on the San Francisco Giants and watches No. 500 in awe. "You're a wonder," he tells the 34-year-old Mays. ...

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