New York Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez has just set a major league grand slam record surpassing Lou Gehrig’s, another Yankee, record this Friday night.
Rodriguez hit his 24th grand slam and his 654th home run of his career against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. The hit clocked at 92 mph, according to ESPN, came with bases loaded and two outs in the seventh inning.
The embattled slugger was tied with Gehrig until today. Fans reactions is sure to be mixed. Gehrig played for the Yankees from 1923-1939.
A-Rod, 38, has been with the Yankees since 2004 but his injuries and involvement with a performance enhancing drug (PED) scandal have left him with fewer fans.
In August the third baseman was suspended for 211-games for his involvement with Biogenesis Clinic, an anti-aging clinic in Miami, accused of distributing PEDs to professional athletes. He appealed the decision and is allowed to play through the appeal process. The case has gone to an independent arbitrator and a ruling is expected at the end of the year.