Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Editor's Note: According to BaseballReference.com, through the 2004 season
August 17th, 2000
Alex Rodriguez Homers
On this day in 2002 years ago Alex Rodriguez became the first infielder to compile five consecutive 40 home run seasons. While he is not a favourite of many fans these days with some on field antics. He is truly an amazing player whose feats are being undermined by stupid tabloid journalism.
He would repeat the act in 2003 with 47 home runs and tie the record of 7 consecutive seasons with 40 or more home runs in a season set by none other than Babe Ruth.
Unfortunately his quest for 8 straight seasons fell 4 home runs short as he adjusted the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium. This year he has 36 home runs already and barring injury will repeat the amazing feat again.
I hope when the dust settles on his career that people realize they witnessed one of the greatest players ever to play the game of baseball.