Willie McCovey Hits his 521st Home Run
Date of Event: May 3, 1980
Willie McCovey had an outstanding career. He is one of best home run hitters in baseball history, and on May 3, 1980, he tied Ted Williams in the record books for 521 career home runs. Currently, he, Ted Williams, and Frank Thomas are all tied for 20th as all-time career home run leaders.