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Alex Rodriguez and the 300-homer Yankees

LOU GEHRIG — 1923-39 The Iron Horse was

LOU GEHRIG — 1923-39
The Iron Horse was a two-time American League MVP and seven-time All-Star. He drove in 100-plus RBIs in 13 seasons, including 184 in 1931, the second-most in MLB history. Gehrig won six World Series titles in his 17-year career, and was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1939.
Yankees career:
— 2,164 games
— .340 batting average
— 493 home runs
— 1,995 RBIs
Credit: AP

Career home run No. 645 for Alex Rodriguez on Friday means he needs 15 more to tie Willie Mays for fourth on the MLB career list.

It was also home run No. 300 as a Yankee for A-Rod, putting him in yet another list of ridiculous all-timers. That list -- the six people to hit 300 or more home runs in a Yankee uniform -- looks like this:

Babe Ruth -- 659

Mickey Mantle -- 536

Lou Gehrig (pictured above) -- 493

Joe DiMaggio -- 361

Yogi Berra -- 358

Alex Rodriguez -- 300

Make all the PED jokes you want, that's still one heck of a group to be associated with. Another thing the other five had in common that A-Rod doesn't: he did it all in an era with intense media exposure.

By the way, that was also career hit 2,877 for Rodriguez, meaning the 2013 could very well see him become the second Yankee to both reach 3,000 hits (29th player all-time) and hit 660 or more home runs.

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