Alex Rodriguez joined baseball history last night, joining the 3,000 hit club with a home run. He’s only the third player in history (Wade Boggs, Derek Jeter the others) to reach the feat with a home run. Justin Verlander forever holds the dubious distinction of being the man who surrendered it to Rodriguez.
We thought we would see it Thursday night but Rodriguez lined out to right field in his final late at-bat against Miami. We were at the park when this happened, so we didn’t get to tune in.
An interesting footnote, Zach Hample caught the ball. We once interviewed him on this blog. He made a cool entry to his blog about it.
Yankees win 7-2 on a Friday night in the Bronx. And all worked out pretty perfectly for the former Centaur Man Rodriguez.