clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Adrian Gonzalez hits 300th career home run

New, 69 comments
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez took Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazaawa deep in the seventh inning on Sunday at Dodger Stadium for the 300th home run of his career, the 140th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

The home run for Gonzalez was his 10th of the season, and his third hit of the game.

He was the second new member of the 300-home-run club this week. On Tuesday, Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays hit his 300th in Houston.

Gonzalez is the 26th of the 140 players to have played for the Dodgers, but just the fourth player to hit his 300th career home run as a Dodger. Duke Snider hit his 300th home run on July 20, 1957 at Ebbets FIeld, and Gil Hodges hit his on April 23, 1958 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, both shots hit against Cubs right-hander Dick Drott.

The other player to hit his 300th career home run while playing for the Dodgers was Gary Sheffield, who took Denny Neagle deep in the fifth inning on July 21, 2001 at Coors Field. One inning later, Sheffield hit No. 301 as well, this one off Dave Miceli.

Snider, with 389 home runs as a Dodger, and Hodges, with 361, are the only two players to hit at least 300 home runs for the Dodgers. Gonzalez now has 90 since joining Los Angeles on Aug. 25, 2012, tying him with Ron Fairly for 30th place in franchise history.

Gonzalez reached a different milestone last month, hitting his 400th career double on July 8 against the Padres. He reached 1,000 career runs batted on May 26, 2015. This latest milestone makes Gonzalez the 75th player in baseball history with 300 home runs, 400 doubles and 1,000 RBI.

Dodgers in the 300-homer club