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.

Amazing!

A-Rod, Bonds and Ramirez photos courtesy of Getty Images
Ruth, Aaron, Schmidt and Foxx photos courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

2 comments:

  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).

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  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.

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