Friday, February 12, 2010


Pedro Alvarez's quest to become the first member of the Fingers League's 600 Home Run Club ended in the bottom of the 6th inning of the 2/12 PM1 game. Alvarez, who came to the plate as a pinch hitter, deposited a Damian Martin pitch over the LF wall at Coors Field.

The game was stopped for a 15-minute celebration where Alvarez gave a short speech and received an honorary plaque commemorating his acheivement.

Alvarez noted that the journey from 500 to 600 home runs has been long. He hit his 500th HR during Season 9 and has hit only 73 HRs during the last 4+ seasons. To reflect on his early greatness, Alvarez hit 77 HRs in Season 2 alone and he has four other seasons where he finished with over 60 HRs.

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