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Players Who Have Finished Shy Of A MLB Milestone

(Gabe Rodriguez)

(Gabe Rodriguez)

On Sunday, the New York Yankees announced that Alex Rodriguez would be released from the team but re-hired as an adviser.  Rodriguez through his own interview with Fox Sports and also through the team press conference agreed to the decision but one thing he left on the table was the four home runs he needs to reach 700 for his career.

A-Rod has not ruled out coming back and playing for another team, but since his last Yankees home game will be on Friday, and with Joe Girardi stating that it will be up to A-Rod if he would like to play in any of this weeks remaining games prior to Friday, there may be a slight chance that Rodriguez gets to the 700 home run milestone, but in reality he may fall short like many other Legends before him.

GAMES
Willie Mays – 2992

AT BATS
Carl Yastrzemski – 11988

RUNS
Rickey Henderson – 2295
Stan Musial – 1949

HITS
Sam Rice – 2987

DOUBLES
Tris Speaker – 792
Craig Biggio – 668
Luis Gonzalez – 596
Todd Helton – 592

TRIPLES
Ty Cobb – 297
Joe Kelly – 194
Paul Waner – 191

HOME RUNS
Alex Rodriguez – 696 (*Still active)
Frank Robinson – 586
Lou Gehrig – 493
Fred McGriff – 493

RBI
Hank Aaron – 2297
Barry Bonds – 1996

STOLEN BASES
Ty Cobb – 892

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 coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching 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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