August 4th, 2010
01:43 PM ET

Alex Rodriguez hits milestone 600th home run

Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player to hit 600 career home runs on Wednesday.

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has hit his 600th career home run - a two-run blast in the first inning against Toronto Blue Jays.

The homer, which landed on the net on top of monument park in Yankee Stadium, makes A-Rod the youngest and the seventh player to join the 600 club.

The milestone was a long-awaited one - with 46 at-bats between his 599th and 600th home runs.

Rodriguez now joins the elite company of Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa.

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  1. Alex Santana

    What a waste of kilobytes! So what A-Fraud hit 600 homeruns! Most, if not all, are not real..He lied and cheated his way there and anyone...anyone who thinks otherwise are fooling themselves. It is the state of MLB today..you can cheat...get caught and lie about it...then come out and say "oh yes, I did take them"...and then come to a milestone and think you deserve it? So sad....it is a measure of the quality or lack thereof of the Yankees fans who think there is cause to celebrate...there is not. It is marking the sad event that only highlghts the fake career of A-Roid and even if he hits 1000 hrs, it will never erase the specter that he cheated...and admitted it..the only thing we don't know is how many of his hrs are false...but in any case...he is a disgrace to major league sports.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. George

    Although a lifelong Red Sox fan (and thus no fan of the Yankees) I would like to congratulate Alex Rodriguez on this great accomplishment in his career.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. DeeWA2010

    Regis is going to take credit for this one. Did anyone see Regis & Kelly this morning? Reeg looked into the camera WILLING A-Rod to hit #600, then to give Reeg the 3 chest pumps like Kobe. SO.... funny. Reeg will be IMPOSSIBLE tomorrow! Can't wait!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. spongy

    Well I guess A-Rod took his steroids today.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. wooooow

    everybody you really cant take away his numbers from 2001-2003, its not like he woudlnt have hit a single homer in those three years. he did it its over. so did barry bonds dont remember this much controversy over him or sammy sosa he corked a bat, who knows how long he did that. arod is the only one man enough to admit his faults and he said he was sorry. no doubt he will hold that record one day and be in that building in cooperstown.

    August 4, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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