Last night during the New York Yankees 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves Alex Rodriguez made some history.
With the Yankees down 4-0 in the top of the eighth inning the Yankees loaded the bases with one out for A-Rod. With the count full Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters throw a 93mph fastball that A-Rod blasted into the left field stands. He hit his 23rd career grand slam; which ties him with Lou Gehrig for the all-time lead in that category. After the game A-Rod spoke with Fox News, “It means a lot. It’s very special,” said Rodriguez. “This game’s very, very difficult. If you’re not going to enjoy these great moments then it’s not any fun.”
A-Rod’s grand slam gave him 1,859 career runs tying him with, Mel Ott for 11th all-time. His 1,922 career RBI’s are two shy of Jimmie Foxx for sixth place. With A-Rod’s power numbers going down significantly, A-Rod proves he still can be a feared hitter.
Written by HS News Sports Writer: Tim Horodyski