Today in Sports History: September 17

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By Jonah Sharf

On September 17, 1984, baseball legend Reggie Jackson of the California Angels became the 13th MLB player to hit 500 career home runs. His 500th home run came 17 years to the day from when he hit his first career home run. The home run came off Kansas City Royals pitcher Bud Black, the longtime San Diego Padres and current Colorado Rockies manager. Jackson would go on to hit 563 home runs in his career, leading the American League in home runs four times. He also was selected to 14 All-Star games, won an AL MVP, five World Series titles, two World Series MVPs, and was a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

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