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Yesterday, the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-3 as A-Rod went 2 for 5 with 6 RBI, including a grand slam home run. With his 6-RBI performance, A-Rod now has 14 games in his career where he's had 6 or more RBIs tying him with the immortal Lou Gehrig for the most 6-RBI games in major league history.
His grand slam was also the 22nd of his career breaking a tie with the recently-retired Manny Ramirez (21 grand slams) and taking sole possession of second place on the all-time list. Gehrig holds the major league record with 23 career grand slam home runs. So it's just a matter of time before A-Rod, once again, ties another of Gehrig's legendary records.
With A-Rod we can go on and on because his assault on almost every single career batting record has officially started as his numbers have now entered into hallowed grounds. His 6 RBIs gave him 1847 for his career moving him past Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski (1844) for 12th place on the all-time list. The career RBI-record holder is Hank Aaron with 2297. At his current pace, if he stays healthy, A-Rod should pass Aaron in 2014.
As for the career home run record, by 2015, A-Rod (618 HR) should be challenging Barry Bonds' record of 762 and he may have a shot-- get this-- at Japanese legend Sadaharu Oh's professional world record of 868 home runs. Whoa!