A-Rod Hits 600: Alex Rodriguez Becomes Fastest to 600 Home Runs

August 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

Finally: New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has hit his 600th career home run.

After 46 at-bats, including a 0-for-17 streak, without a home run and dwindling production since he hit home run No. 599, Rodriguez made history.

The two-run shot came in his first at-bat on Wednesday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays . A-Rod drove a 2-0 fastball to dead center field and into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

Shawn Marcum served No. 600, which came three years to the day since Rodriguez hit No. 500 at old Yankee Stadium.

Rodriguez, who was the fastest ever to hit 500 home runs, is now the fastest to hit 600 home runs, having hit the blast at 35 years, eight days of age. 

A-Rod is the first player to reach 600 home runs since Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th on June 9, 2008. 

A security guard retrieved the ball, eliminating any chance of a standoff between Rodriguez and a fan.

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