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Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

500 Home Runs

August 5, 1999

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
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By Jason Voigt, June 14, 2020
1. 500 Home Runs Marker
Inscription.  Mark McGwire blasted his 500th career home off Andy Ashby of the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals presented McGwire with a small statue to mark the occasion in a ceremony at home following the game.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.298′ N, 90° 11.507′ W. Marker is in Downtown in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Double Grand Slam (here, next to this marker); What a Beginning! (here, next to this marker); 70 for McGwire (here, next to this marker); "For America" (here, next to this marker); Presidential First Pitch (here, next to this marker); McGwire Tops Maris (here, next to this marker); Dramatic Flair
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(a few steps from this marker); Three at Home (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Regarding 500 Home Runs. Mark McGwire became only the 16th MLB player to be placed into the "500 home run club", at the time. While future St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols was able to make that achievement later on, McGwire is, as of May 2020, the only player to accomplish the feat while in a Cardinals uniform. By the end of his playing career in 2001, he totaled 583 home runs.
 
Also see . . .  Big Mac hits career home run No. 500. From the official MLB YouTube channel, this is a video of the historic event that took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (Submitted on June 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photo   1. submitted on June 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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