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No. 600 put to rest as Mays reaches milestone

Updated: September 20, 2001, 5:43 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 22, 1969

Willie Mays is supposed to be resting this night. Instead, he makes history. The San Francisco Giants center fielder becomes the second player to hit 600 home runs (Babe Ruth is the first) when he pinch-hits in the seventh inning of a 2-2 game and delivers his 13th homer of the season. The drive off Padres rookie right-hander Mike Corkins lands in the left-center field pavilion before a crowd of only 4,779 in San Diego.

"The pressure was building up," Mays, ...

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