500 Home Run Club® Members Deck The Halls
Written by Jim Rednour
Monday, 27 November 2006
November 28, 2006 -- Just like millions of children worldwide await the arrival of Santa Claus at Christmas-time, millions of fans worldwide celebrate baseball’s all-time greatest home run hitters – the members of the 500 Home Run Club®– during the holidays by hanging ornaments featuring their favorite players on their Christmas trees.
Among the 500 HRC sluggers and honorees who had their likenesses preserved on holiday ornaments were:
- Babe Ruth
- Mark McGwire
- Willie Mays
- Mickey Mantle
- Ken Griffey, Jr.
- Sammy Sosa, and
- the Club’s newest Honorary Member Lou Gehrig.
During the month of December, the 500 HRC fan site will also feature:
Stories about the Bath Ruth Award and Hank Aaron Award, which were annually presented to baseball’s greatest during the off-season, and
A special salute to Gehrig, whose incredible batting accomplishments included hitting 493 home runs (just 7 shy of 500), despite having his career tragically shortened by the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) – later named “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”
For details visit, www.500hrc.com during December.
About The 500 Home Run Club® LLC
Endorsed by Major League Baseball, the MLB Hall-of-Fame, and the Negro Leagues Baseball Hall of Fame, The 500 Home Run Club® is one of the most elite clubs in professional sports, consisting of the most awe-inspiring sluggers in baseball history - players who hit 500 or more home runs. Its members consist of Major League Baseball’s Top 20 all-time leading home run hitters, as well as other international honorees (see website for complete list of members). The 500 Home Run Club® brand is available to be licensed for Animation, Apparel, Art, Books, Comics, DVDs, Footwear, Gifts & Collectibles, Jewelry, Toys, Trading Cards, Video Games and more. Visit www.500hrc.com or call Liz Banks at (800) 676-7282 for further details