It’s Friday night and Alex Rodriguez haters (and defenders) have something to talk about through the weekend. Who says we’ve hit the collective low point in the sports world?
Rodriguez recorded his 3,000th career hit against the Detroit Tigers on a home run off of Justin Verlander during his first at-bat, becoming the second Yankee to do so (Derek Jeter being the first). Coincidentally, A-Rod’s homer—the 667th of his career—was reminiscent of when Jeter reached 3,000 hits in 2011 on a home run against another former Cy Young Award winner, David Price.
Rodriguez joins Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only players in MLB history with 600 home runs and 3,000 hits.