Part of the reasoning for the New York Yankees signing Alex Rodriguez to such a huge contract was the hope that the end of his career would be spent chasing, and catching, milestones.
Whether they like it now or not, he’s doing just that.
With a three-run home run in the third inning on Wednesday, Rodriguez moved past former Yankee Lou Gehrig into fourth place on the all-time RBI list. He trails Barry Bonds by just one RBI for third all-time. He currently has 1,995 career runs batted in.
It was Rodriguez’s 665th home run, and he’s now just 19 hits shy of 3,000. Rodriguez has played in 44 of the Yankees’ 47 games this year, hitting .276 with 11 home runs and 26 RBI. He missed all of last season due to a PED suspension.