Alex Rodriguez Hits #3,000
Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th player in MLB history to have 3,000 hits. (Photo Credit: Arturo Pardavila III/Flickr)
With a first pitch opposite field home run in his first at bat, Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player in MLB history to reach the 3,000 hit mark doing so in his 2,631st career game and in his 11,603rd plate appearence. It was also his 667th career home run. Alex Rodriguez is in his 21st season in the Majors, spending his first seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners, then three seasons with the Texas Rangers and his last 11 seasons have been right here in the Bronx with the New York Yankees.
BY THE NUMBERS
Alex Rodriguez becomes the third player to get hit #3,000 via a home run (Derek Jeter and Wade Boggs also did it via the long ball). The last person to hit #3,000 was Derek Jeter who joined the club right here at Yankee Stadium just about 4 years ago. A-Rod has a career .299 batting average, hitting 667 Home Runs and 530 doubles with 2,004 RBIs.
OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS (as of 6/19/2015)
14-time All Star (96-98, 00-08, 2010 and 2011)
3-time MVP (2003, 2005, 2007),
10-time Silver Slugger award winner (seven at shortstop, three at third base)
Led league in WAR five times.
Leads all Major Leaguers in WAR at 117.5
19th - alltime slugging percentage at .557
35th most games played all-time
currently 4th - all time HR leaderboard
4th - all time RBIs.