Alex Rodriguez Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the first inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jay at Yankee Stadium, becoming the youngest player in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runes.
Rodriguez is 35 years, 8 days – the youngest ever to reach the 600 HR Club, joining Barry Bonds (762), Henry Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Sammy Sosa (609).
The event was greeted by the Yankee faithful with a standing ovation. The Yankees went on to win 5-1.
Rodriguez’s accomplishment does not come without blemishes, as the Yankee 3B admitted to steroid use earlier in his career. The admission, some argue, taints his feats.
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