Welcome to the 800 Home Run Club®, LLC, the exclusively authorized, internationally recognized organization established to celebrate the pursuit of a new Major League Baseball hitters’ plateau: 800 career Home Runs.
It’s been more than 130 years since Ross Barnes hit the first major league home run playing for the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) on May 2nd 1876, and no MLB player has ever reached the miraculous 800 home run mark. While Sadaharu Oh hit 868 homers in Japan and Josh Gibson's Baseball Hall of Fame plaque says he hit "almost 800" homers in his 17-year Negro Leagues career, no U.S. major league player has hit 800 long balls. Stay tuned while Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and other prolific sluggers look to re-write history by becoming the first to reach the ultimate MLB home run mark.
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