Babe Ruth, in the top of the third inning at Detroit's Navin Field, wallops Tommy Bridges' 3-2 pitch far over the right-field wall for his 700th career home run.
The 4-2 victory over the Tigers puts the Yankees back into first place, but Lou Gehrig will be helped off the field in the first frame, suffering a severe bout of lumbago.
July 21, 1973
Braves slugger Hank Aaron becomes the second major leaguer to hit 700 career home runs when he goes deep off Phillies southpaw Ken Brett in the third inning of the team's 8-4 loss at Atlanta Stadium. Bronx Bomber Babe Ruth reached the milestone in 1934, homering off Detroit's Tommy Bridges at Briggs Stadium.
September 17, 2004
Barry Bonds, connecting off Jake Peavy's third-inning slider at SBC Park, hits his 700th career home run. The historic homer touches off a fireworks display and the unfurling of a gigantic light tower banner featuring Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, the two other players to reach the milestone.