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1967 Against Juan Marichal at Candlestick Park, Eddie Mathews hits home run #500 as an Astro. The former Brave third baseman, who hit 493 homers playing for the franchise in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta, becomes the seventh major leaguer to reach this plateau.

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1968 Hank Aaron hits home run #500 off Mike McCormick, becoming the eighth major leaguer to reach this milestone. 'Hammerin' Hank's three-run homer over the left center field fence proves to be the difference as the Braves beat the Giants at Atlanta Stadium, 4-2.
2010 The Blue Jays trade starting shortstop Alex Gonzalez along with minor leaguers Tim Collins and Tyler Pastornicky to the Braves in exchange for infielder Yunel Escobar and southpaw Jo-Jo Reyes. The Braves' new infielder is probably best known for his role in Florida's improbable World Series win over New York, that includes a walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Game Four, giving the Marlins a 4-3 victory and a 2-2 tie in the Fall Classic.

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