(Los Angeles, CA October 3, 2006) – When looking for the greatest players in baseball post-season history, one need look no further than the 500 Home Run Club, LLC.’s website www.500hrc.com. The site, which is updated monthly to include fresh content about the game’s greatest sluggers, is currently featuring the “spooky good” post-season play of baseball’s greatest sluggers including: Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and Reggie Jackson.
Nicknamed "Mr. October" for his post-season heroics, Reginald Martinez "Reggie" Jackson always seemed to save his best play for autumn. Fueled by a nationwide TV audience, the legend of “Mr. October” reached its pinnacle during the 1997 World Series, when he became the only player to hit five home runs during a single World Series – including three homers on three consecutive swings off three different Los Angeles pitchers in the sixth and deciding game of the World Series.
Mickey Mantle took command of October baseball like no other player, before or since. He played in twelve World Series and won three MVP awards. “The Mick” one of the most memorable “walk off” home runs in World Series play on October 4, 1953, when he crushed a tremendous first pitch grand slam into the upper deck in left-centerfield as the Yankees beat the Dodgers 11-7 at Ebbets field in Brooklyn. It's only the fourth grand slam in World Series history.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth had so many World Series rings (7) that he had to wear two on his other hand (Red Sox 1915-1916, 1918 / Yankee 1923, 1927-1928, 1932). The only player to hit three home runs in a World Series game twice, there is no doubt about Ruth’s impact on world series play. He dominated with a .382 average, 10 homers and 23 RBI in the seven World Series in which his team won, but hit only .245 with five homers and 10 RBI in the three World Series his teams lost.
To find out more about the 500 Home Run Club, and its members’ post-season achievements, visit www.500hrc.com.
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.