Alex Rodriguez Adds Another Milestone With 3,000th Hit
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez notched his 3,000 hit Friday a little more than a month after passing Willie Mays in career homeruns.By Christian Bryant | June 19, 2015
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez swung his way into baseball history Friday night by getting his 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium.
But it wasn't just any hit. Rodriguez homered No. 3,000, becoming only the third player in baseball history to do so. Friday's quadruple-digit achievement comes a little more than a month after A-Rod tied Willie Mays for all-time home runs at 660.
Much of A-Rod's season, so far, has been overshadowed by his year-long suspension, bonus money he was owed, his use of performance enhancing drugs and a hand-written apology — that some people pretty much labeled a farce. Take for instance this dramatic reading of his apology. (Video via YES Network)