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A-Rod Joins 600-Homer Club

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The milestone is no longer a millstone for Yankee Alex Rodriguez, who hit his 600th home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays in the Bronx.

A-Rod is only the seventh player in Major League Baseball history to do so. The achievement came exactly three years to the day after his 500th homer.

The home run, A-Rod's 17th of this season, sailed over the center field wall at Yankee Stadium, landing in Monument Park. A stadium worker collected the ball for him.  

A-Rod joins the club of other players who've surpassed 600, which includes: Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630) and Sammy Sosa (609).

At 35, A-Rod is the youngest player to reach the 600 mark. 

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