Alex Rodriguez reached 660 career home runs last night with a pinch-hit blast against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, tying Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fourth place on MLB’s all-time list. The Giants released a statement from Mays to congratulate him for the accomplishment:
“Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on his 660th home run. Milestones in baseball are meant to be broken and I wish him continued success throughout his career.”
You wouldn’t expect anything different from Mays, but this won’t do anything to sway the opinions of those who made their minds up about Rodriguez a long time ago. Anyway, it’s interesting to see the home run referred to as a milestone. Are you listening, Yankees?