May 20, 1988 in History
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Mike Schmidt hits his 535th home run, moving into 8th place




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Mike Schmidt History:
January 8, 1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
May 26, 1990 - Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
July 6, 1989 - Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
May 29, 1989 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
July 26, 1988 - Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and New York Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
July 14, 1988 - Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th home run into 7th place
August 28, 1987 - Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
April 18, 1987 - Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run vs Robinson-Pirates
November 19, 1986 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP
November 18, 1981 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP
August 14, 1981 - Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career home run off New York Met Mike Scott
November 26, 1980 - Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP
October 4, 1980 - Mike Schmidt's 2-run home run clinches NL East title for Phillies
April 17, 1976 - NL greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phillies win 18-16 in 10, Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive home runs
April 26, 1975 - Phillies Mike Schmidt's 2 home runs ties NL record of 11 home runs in April
June 10, 1974 - Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof
September 27, 1949 - Mike Schmidt, born in Dayton, Ohio, 3rd baseman and home run hitter, Phillies


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