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Alex Rodriguez's esteemed career took another step towards history on Tuesday night, as he hit his 23rd career grand slam against the Braves, tying him with Hall of Famer and Yankee legend Lou Gehrig for the most all-time. Rodriguez's slam came in the eighth inning of the game against Atlanta, and tied the game at four. Jonny Venters was the lucky man to give up the slam, A-Rod's tenth homer of the season and 639th of his career.
A-Rod won't be 37 until July, and has a pretty good chance at hitting another slam over the course of his career to overtake Gehrig for the top mark all-time. He's also now just 123 homers behind Barry Bonds for the all-time record, and 21 away from tying Willie Mays for fourth all-time. The slam also tied Rodriguez with Jimmie Foxx in eighth place on the all-time RBI chart with 1922. Rodriguez will likely finish the season in sixth (ahead of Stan Musial), and is primed to pass Gehrig and Bonds next year.
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Before he called last night's game against the Yankees and Braves, Michael Kay did his daily radio show and, on it, he had some very interesting things to say about Alex Rodriguez's historic grand slam earlier this week. He was responding to tweets some of his followers sent him, basically saying that because of his PED use, Alex Rodriguez should not be mentioned in the same...
I have to admit that, when Alex Rodriguez was up with the bases loaded in the 8th inning last night, I expected him to strike out, or otherwise do nothing to get the run(s) in. You can't blame me for this. Everyone knows how badly the Yankees perform with the bases loaded.While I watched his at-bat, the stat popped up on the screen for what seemed like the 100th time: "Alex...
Alex Rodriguez has hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, matching Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in baseball history.
Rodriguez hit a full-count pitch from Atlanta's Jonny Venters in the eighth inning into the left field seats to tie the game at 4. It was A-Rod's first slam this season and his 10th homer overall.
Rodriguez ranks fifth on baseball&...
Alex Rodriguez made history Tuesday night, matching Lou Gehrig's all-time record with his 23rd career grand slam. More important, the home run came at a crucial time, erasing a four-run Atlanta Braves lead in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees earned a dramatic 6-4 win for their fifth consecutive victory. "It means a lot; it's really special," Rodriguez...
New York Yankees 6 — Atlanta Braves 4 Alex Rodriguez begins the comeback rally in tonight’s 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. Recently, CC Sabathia can be considered the weakest member of the starting rotation. Despite giving up 4 runs and 10 hits allowed, this outing was not a bad outing. 3 of [...]
Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam against the Braves last night, tying Lou Gehrig for the most all-time. 15-year-old Yankee fan Randy Kearns caught the grand slam in his cap and later...
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Atop the grand slam list
As the New York Yankees visited the Atlanta Braves, the Yanks found themselves in a late hole. With the score 4-0 in favor of the Braves in the top of the eighth inning, Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. As the drama would play out, the count would go full. Braves pitcher Jonny Venters knew that one mistake could dearly...
A lot is made of the grand slam. It’s one of the more exciting plays in an otherwise mostly staid game. It’s the most runs you can score with one swing of the bat. And now Alex Rodriguez has more of them than almost anyone ever with the exception of Lou Gehrig, whom ARod tied [...]
Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of
Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs
in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
on Tuesday night.
Alex Rodriguez, meet Lou Gehrig.
The Yankees’ much-maligned third baseman made yet another mark on baseball’s all-time leaderboards, as his 23rd career grand slam erased a 4-0 deficit and set the Yankees on their way to a 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field last night. Rodriguez is now tied with the Iron Horse as the most frequent launchers of bases-loaded home...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Cory Gearrin two batters after Rodriguez connected against Jonny Venters.
CC Sabathia (8-3) left...
Last night in Atlanta, Alex Rodriguez hit the 23rd grand slam of his career, typing Lou Gehrig. Even if Nick Swisher‘s two-run homer later the same inning put the Yankees on top for good and was the bigger play according to Win Probability Added (WPA), tying up the game on one swing with his team down four runs is a pretty nice feat for A-Rod, the man who still bears the stigma...
The All-Star Game is less than a month away. Amazing. Seems like it was only yesterday that the season started. Then I look at the 1800+ tater trots that have been tracked and I realize just how long it's really been.
Let's get to those trots!
Home Run of the Day: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees - 25.44 seconds [video]
Bryce Harper hit yet another blast and Madison...