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The Waiting Game
David Sabino
August 13, 2007
Between the time he hit his 499th and 500th home runs, Alex Rodriguez endured an 0-for-21 slump, went to the plate 37 times and had only three hits. That's the second-highest number of plate appearances for those who have reached the milestone over the last 60 seasons. No slugger hit 499 and 500 in consecutive trips to the plate, but three came close. [The following descriptive text is displayed in a diagram.�Please see hardcopy or pdf.]
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August 13, 2007

The Waiting Game

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Between the time he hit his 499th and 500th home runs, Alex Rodriguez endured an 0-for-21 slump, went to the plate 37 times and had only three hits. That's the second-highest number of plate appearances for those who have reached the milestone over the last 60 seasons. No slugger hit 499 and 500 in consecutive trips to the plate, but three came close.

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Batting Average: 1.000 .000 .000 .333 .000 .167 .000 .333 .143 .375 .300 .091 .286 .273 .238 .238 .148 .107 .163

Plate Appearances: 1 1 1 3 3 7 7 8 8 9 14 14 15 19 23 27 33 37 59

Willie Mays, 1965

Mark McGwire, 1999

Ted Williams, 1960

Eddie Mathews, 1967

Barry Bonds, 2001

Frank Robinson, 1971

Mike Schmidt, 1987

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