Skip to comments.Alex Rodriguez hits home run No. 600
Posted on 08/04/2010 12:51:11 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
NEW YORK Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 home runs and did it with style, driving a pitch into Yankee Stadium's Monument Park in center field exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer.
A-Rod reached the milestone Wednesday after a 12-game drought with a first-inning homer off Toronto's Shaun Marcum. Rodriguez connected with a 2-0 pitch over the middle of the plate for his 17th home run of the season, giving the Yankees a 2-0 lead on a sweltering summer afternoon.
By hitting the homer into Monument Park, a stadium worker could retrieve the ball for him.
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Wow, he has hit it at least three times today!
Steroid user hits 600 home runs.
I knew I’d miss it. I should have just not watched for about a week and he would have got it sooner! I’ll have to catch the replay on YES.
The Evil Empire.
5 minutes in and only 1 dig about steroids???? Come on Yankee haters, you’ve got much more envy and malice where that came from. Dig deep, find your true hatred and let it all out.
I’ve been on pins and steroid needles.
Like A-rod, Manny, David Ortiz (Red Sox), etc.
600 HRs is tarnished for A-roid.
THEY ARE PLAYING NOW? OMG! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Haha. Took him long enough.
Finally got some protection with Lance Berkman in the order, and they had to pitch him a fat strike.
Until someone does it without steriods, I’ll still consider Roger Maris as the single-season homerun leader and Hank Aaron as the all-time homerun leader.
The Babe did it on hot dogs and beer, not steroids.
The Mariners could sure use some steroids and a little HGH this season.
Oh, I see. He used steroids kind of like Shane Monahan of the Mariners except A-Rod made the mistake of actually accomplishing something.
And looking damn good doing it.
Congrats A-rod. You only had to use “performance enhancing” drugs to do it. Momma will be proud. Not a Yankee hater, but a drug abuse hater.
Not a Yankee fan...but I’d hate A-Rod no matter who he played for.
Huh? You abviously struck out on this. You obviously have no idea what the Yankees batting order is.
It was a joke. Lighten up.
Berkman has batted 2nd and either 6th or 7th.
Their problem is they signed a couple of head cases and let Junior hang around a bit too long and it has messed them up as a team.
I (heart) NY
It's the Yankees I hate
and let Junior,Chuck Armstrong, Howard Lincoln and some absentee Japanese owner hang around a bit too long
Not only beer and hot dogs, which will slow ya down, but also the Babe hit his 600th in 2,044 games ... fully 223 games less than A-Rod, and still tops on the list as far as least games in hitting 600 HR's
As a comparison, A-Rod (2,267) and Bonds (2,395) games immediately follow the Babe, but old time non-juicers Hank Aaron (2,592) and Willie Mays (2,557) as well as current non-juicer (so far, hopefully) Ken Griffey Jr. took 2,440 games to reach 600 homers. Sammy Sosa is odd man out with 2,592 games and a juicer to boot.
Back to the old timers ... Ruth, Aaron, and Mays had to deal with pitching such as the aggressive 'brushback', 'scuffball', and in Ruth's case, the 'spitball' which was then still somewhat legal. Aaron and Mays had to deal with racism in the ranks of their fellow ballplayers and fans. I'd reckon these three had a much more difficult go at it in reaching 600 homers.
The general meme about A-Rod today is that he is the 'youngest player in history to reach 600 home runs' ... I say BAH to that, age means little ... it's about games played and at-bats which really counts, as well as the aforementioned difficulties that the old timers had to go thru to achieve the milestone.
Just my 2 cents,
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