600 Home Run Club Member Moments in a Media Crazy World Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Saturday, 01 November 2008

Willie Mays was the first great major league slugger to captivate America’s TV audience with his brilliance at the plate.  During his heyday, the “Say Hey” Kid made it look easy for millions of American kids, who took to the playground with the battle cry: “I’m gonna hit one out of the park just like Willie Mays.”

The two other members of the 600 Home Run Club® LLC – Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa, were among the young people worldwide who were inspired to greatness by Willie Mays exploits on national and international TV (remember Sammy grew up in the Dominican Republic).

Here are some of their combined greatest moments on film and video. Enjoy!

Willie Mays hits #535

“Say Hey” Willie Mays Music Video

Rare Super 8 film footage of Willie Mays’ Home Run

600 Home Run Club member Ken Griffey’s 500th Home Run

Ken Griffey Jr’s 600th Home Run

Griffey’s reaction after #600

Sammy Sosa’s 6ooth Home Run

Sammy Sosa’s last grand slam as a Chicago Cub

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