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Video: 300 Saves or 600 Home Runs?

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In this week’s Mets Weekly Report Kerel Cooper of OnTheBlack.com poses an interesting question about baseball legacies. Is it more impressive that Jason Isringhausen got his 300th save this week or that Jim Thome hit his 600th home run?

It’s interesting because both players have accomplished these feats due to longevity in the game more so than consistently outstanding play, especially in recent years. Thome is one of the oldest players to get to 600 and Izzy went three years without getting a save before this season.

Check out the video below and let me know in the comment which feat you think is more impressive.