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With HR No. 661 in Tow, the A-Rod Milestone Train Rolls Uneasily Near 3,000 Hits

class="ui-droppable">Mark it down in the history books: On May 7, 2015, on a pleasant spring evening at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list.

Whatever your reaction—anger, excitement, indifference—it happened, another milestone in the rearview mirror.


Let's give credit where it's due: A-Rod's home run wasn't merely historic; it broke a 2-2 tie in the third inning. He also drove in a run in the first with a deep sacrifice fly, in a game the Yankees ultimately won 4-3 over the division-rival Baltimore Orioles.

And it was no cheap shot; according to Statcast data cited by MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Rodriguez sent Baltimore starter Chris Tillman's fateful pitch 441 feet over the left ...

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