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• Gary Sheffield hit his first career home run as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers in 1988. His 500th home run comes againts the Brewers more than 20 years later.
• The span of 7,525 days between career home runs No. 1 and 500 is second longest to Ted Williams, who missed three full seasons due to service in the military druing World War II.
• At 41 years and 151 days, Sheffield became the fourth-oldest player to reach the 500 homer plateau.
• The Mets are Sheffield's eighth team (the most among 500-HR club members, Frank Robinson and Eddie Murray both played for five teams).
-- ESPN Stats & Information