A-Rod now has 14 TOTAL seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, which is also a major league record.
His 14 30-home run seasons ties him with Barry Bonds for second most all-time-- Hank Aaron holds the major league record with 15 TOTAL 30-home run seasons.
As for his 13 CONSECUTIVE 30-100 seasons, the next closest players on the list are Manny Ramirez, Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx, who each did it 11 consecutive times.
His 14 TOTAL 100-RBI seasons are also a major league record. Next on the list are Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx, who each did it 13 times.
Also His 13 CONSECUTIVE 100-RBI seasons are the most all-time, tying him with Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx.
Mike Schmidt and Babe Ruth each had 13 30-home run seasons.
A-Rod is also 1 of 5 players in major league history with 5 or more seasons of over 130 RBIs. The list: Babe Ruth (10); Lou Gehrig (9); Jimmie Foxx (6); Hank Greenberg (5); A-Rod (5).
Truly amazing numbers.
I guess the moral of this post is, no matter what kind of cloud hangs over A-Rod's head, the man is a home run and RBI machine. By the time he retires he will hold every single career home run and RBI record, which have taken 125 years to evolve. A truly incredible accomplishment.
But what's even more amazing is that he won't hold them for too long because right on his trail is Mr. Albert Pujols.
A-Rod, Bonds and Ramirez photos courtesy of Getty Images
Ruth, Aaron, Schmidt and Foxx photos courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame