New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez set a pretty major milestone Thursday night against the Baltimore Orioles.
The volatile former MVP smacked a solo home run against Orioles starter Chris Tillman in the bottom of the third. It wasn’t your average homer either. With it, A-Rod passed the great Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list with 661.
Alex Rodriguez, home run 661! He passes Willie Mays for 4th all-time. pic.twitter.com/5tyUkAjJd1
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 8, 2015
As embattled as Rodriguez has been, this is a major landmark in one of the most impressive careers in modern Major League history.
Here is the homer as it went down.
Congratulations to Rodriguez on the monumental blast.