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A-Rod Passes Mays With 661st Home Run

Rodriguez sits alone in fourth on all-time list.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez has finally reached the milestone that was once thought to be unattainable, as he surpassed Willie Mays with his 661st home run at Yankee Stadium on Thursday against the Orioles. A-Rod hit his 63 career home run against Baltimore, which is the second most against any team. The Angels lead in that category as they have given up the most home runs (70) to Rodriguez.

There wasn’t a stoppage of play nor were there any speeches, but the Yankee faithful did honor A-Rod with a standing ovation as they summoned him out for a curtain call, which he obliged.

In three at bats on Thursday, Rodriguez was 2 for 3, with 2 RBI and on the season he is batting .245, with seven home runs and 18 RBIs in 27 games so far this season.

The next milestone for A-Rod would be 714 home runs to tie Babe Ruth for third on the all-time home run list.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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