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Mel Ott 500th Home Run Bal

At the Polo Grounds on August 1, 1945, Mel Ott hits his historic 500th career home run off Braves’ hurler Johnny Hutchings in the Giants’ 9-2 victory over Boston.

‘Master Melvin’ becomes the third major leaguer to accomplish the feat, joining Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx in reaching the career milestone.

The Braves would end the 1945 season 67–85 (.441), 30 games behind the Chicago Cubs who led the National League (there were no Divisions then).

Boston Braves Table
Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP
Dick Culler SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .273 .331
Phil Masi C 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .309 .393
Tommy Holmes RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .368 .447
Joe Medwick 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .292 .332
Butch Nieman LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .236 .371
Carden Gillenwater CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .295 .389
Chuck Workman 3B 4 0 0 1 0 0 4 .265 .343
Whitey Wietelmann 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .258 .331
Nate Andrews P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .268
   Johnny Hutchings P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .306
   Ed Wright P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
   Jim Tobin PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .157 .314
   Don Hendrickson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182
Team Totals 33 2 9 2 1 3 35 .273 .294
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/20/2017.
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