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Most memorable milestones

With the season getting underway, here's our list of the most memorable baseball milestones achieved (or not achieved) over the years.

Updated: April 8, 2005, 10:47 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

When Andres Galarraga announced his retirement last week, he was just one short of 400 career home runs. Despite battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma twice during the past five years, he had been trying to give it one more go with the Mets -- hoping to reach that milestone. He would have been the first Venezuelan to do so -- no player from that country has hit more homers or driven in more runs (1,425).

Such milestones -- the round ones, like 300 wins, 400 (or 500 or 600) homers, 3,000 hits ...

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