Sept. 17, 1984 - Reggie Jackson of the California Angels hit his 500th career home run off Bud Black of the Kansas City Royals at Anaheim Stadium. It was exactly 17 years from the day he hit his first major league home run.
California was pummeled offensively and held to three hits by Kansas City. However, one of those three hits was the five hundredth home run of Reggie Jackson’s career.
“I was reminded (by Jim Bouton) that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don’t care.” - Reggie Jackson