On This Date 9/24/1940
Jimmie Foxx of the Boston Red Sox becomes the second player in baseball history to hit 500 home runs. The historic home run comes against George Caster of the Philadelphia Athletics in the first game of a doubleheader won by the Red Sox 16-8. The 1940 season was the 12 consecutive season in which Foxx had at least 30 home runs. Jimmie Foxx would finish his career with 534 home runs, which ranked second to Babe Ruth for 25 years.