Alex Rodriguez came up in the top of the 8th inning in a pinch hit situation and the rest was history. He got the green light on 3-0 and roped a laser over the Green Monster that gave the Yankees the lead. With that monster home run, he ties Willie Mays for 4th place on the all-time home run list. It was alao A-Rod’s first career pinch hit home, so he can add that to his career accomplishments.
After the game a very emotional Rodriguez shed some tears and thanked his daughters, teammates, the Yankees and the Miami Boys & Girls club. He reiterated that he is very thankful to still be playing and was able to accomplish this feat.
We can get into the semantics of *660 at another time, but tonight we celebrate A-Rod’s milestone homer. Congrats Alex, you deserve it.