On Gary Sheffield's birthday, let's watch his first and 500th home runs
Gary Sheffield turns 45 today. The former infielder-turned-outfielder played for eight teams over a 22-year-career. At times, he was known for his defense and hard-nosed play, but mostly, he was famous for his bat -- and the way he used to wave it back-and-forth at home plate:
In the video above, you can watch Sheff's first big league homer (with much less bat movement in 1988) and below you can see No. 500. All together, the nine-time All-Star had 509 career long balls and 2,689 hits. Happy Birthday, Gary.