At 39 years of age, the New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez continues to produce more than 75% of players in the MLB today. The term “A-Rod” has been changed to “A-Roid” in the eyes of many due to his allegations with the use of PEDs. Rodriguez knew this may be his final run in the MLB, and let’s just say he’s making the most of it.
Hitting .252 is just what the Yankees expected from Rodriguez, as they hoped for a solid and consistent hitter to be placed in the middle of the lineup. With 10 home-runs and 23 RBI’s, Rodriguez just isn’t one of the best on the Yankees roster, but he’s one of the best in the MLB as of now.
On Friday, as the Yankees squared off against the Texas Rangers, Rodriguez would find himself passing Babe Ruth for 4th on the all-time MLB RBI list. This RBI would be due to an RBI single into center field, making it 1,992 RBI’s in A-Rod’s career.
To Ruth’s defense, RBI’s weren’t considered an official statistic until 1920, so there is no telling how many RBI’s Ruth had as a total. 1,992 was the number marked down according to Elias Sports Bureau, which is the official statistic keeper of the MLB.
Rodriguez is one behind Lou Gehrig (1,993) for third on the list, and four behind Barry Bonds (1,996) for second. Both milestones Yankees fans could witness in the next couple days.
All in all, Rodriguez continues to impress the Yankees nation, along with his biggest critics. Will his legacy be known as “A-Roid”?, or the man who attempted to make a change in his life?