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'See ya' and 'A-bomb': The A-Rod milestone hit calls

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees reacts after career

Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees reacts after career hit No. 3,000, a first-inning home run, against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 19, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

How Yankees announcers Michael Kay (YES) and John Sterling (WFAN) called Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit:

KAY: "High fly ball to deep right. Martinez back. Track. Wall. See ya! He did it in style. He joins the 3,000-hit club, with a home run! 18,000 men have played Major League Baseball. Only 29 have had 3,000 hits, and Alex Rodriguez now joins the club."

(Fifty-seven-second pause to let crowd noise and pictures tell the story)

"Well, in the period of about a year, he's gone from persona non grata to Man of the Hour."

STERLING: "He deals to A-Rod. Swung on and hit in the air to deep rightfield. That ball is high! It is far! It is gone! His 3,000th hit is a home run, just like Derek Jeter. Jeter hit his off David Price. A-Rod hit his off Justin Verlander. It's an A-bomb from A-Rod! His 3,000th hit. Alex Rodriguez. 3,000 hits, 667 home runs, over 2,000 RBIs. One of the greatest careers any player's ever had. And his teammate, Brian McCann, said he is simply one of the best players in history to ever put on a uniform. Alexander. Emmanuel. Rodriguez!"

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