Thursday, September 30, 2010

Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds

Last night, Alex Rodriguez belted his 30th home run of the season, making 2010 A-Rod's 13th CONSECUTIVE season with 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, a major league record.

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


  1. Hey, new blogger here, checking out your site. Very cool post. I had never really taken the time to step back and look at A-Rod's numbers (probably because I hate the guy), but he is truly impressive. Although, you hit on it at the end of your post, Albert Pujols is the greatest hitter to come along in a long time. I gotta think he'll crack any records A-Rod puts up (or so I hope).

  2. Thank you and yes, I agree, Pujols should and will surpass A-Rod. And good luck with the blog, it looks great so far. I look forward to reading more.