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.