Milwaukee, WI - Kareem Nunnally hit career homeruns #500 and 500 in New Britain's 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Beer Swillers. The 33 yr old Nunally becomes only the third player to pass this milestone, and is now second in all-time career homers, following Ernie Broome (582) and Mac Chong (500) after today's game action. At least two other players are expected to reach the 500 career HR milestone this season, Parker McIntyre (492) and John Russ (478).
Nunnally's 500th came in the third inning, a 2-Run shot off of Milwaukee starter Mateo Guillen. In the top of the 9th, Nunnally hit #501 off of Harold Farley, and came immediately after David Lee's solo shot to CF.
Nunally, a catcher/designated hitter, is in the second year of a 4 yr 48.5 million contract with the New Britain Bombers, having played his first 9 seasons for the Memphis Blues Boys. He was the Season 10 AL MVP, helping New Britain win its first Division Title and first post-season appearance. He is a 6-time All-Star, a 3 time silver slugger, and a 3-time AL MVP and has never been placed on the disabled list. He is a career .306 hitter, and a future hall of famer.