Yes, Sadaharu Oh. Oh is the Japanese baseball legend who holds the professional baseball record for home runs. From 1959 to 1980, Oh hit an astounding 868 home runs for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese Central League. And yes, Oh too, is within A-Rod's reach.
- +18 (for the remainder of 2010) would give him 616
- +40 in 2011 would give him 656
- +38 in 2012 would give him 694
- +35 in 2013 would give him 729
- +36 in 2014 would give him 765 [breaking Bonds' MLB record]
- +38 in 2015 would give him 803 [becoming the first player in MLB history to surpass the 800 HR mark]
- +37 in 2016 would give him 840
- +29 in 2017 would give him 869 [breaking Oh's professional record]
So there we have it-- A-Rod would need to average around 36 home runs a season for the remainder of his career to become the world's home run king.
And that my friends-- is pretty impressive-- no matter what!
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