Gary Sheffield became only the 25th person to hit 500 home runs, thereby securing a first ballot HOF vote.
UPDATE: When I was writing this, I wasn’t thinking about the steroid issue. I am getting so tired of this you know what. Sheffield admits to having used a “cream” in 2001. But – look at his lifetime stats. His stats don’t show the bump that Bonds’ do.
TRIVIA: He is the first player in MLB history to have his 500th home run be his first with a new team. His 500th HR was also against the team (Brewers) for which he hit his first one in 1988.