June 27, 2009

Alex Rodriguez climbing list of all-time home run leaders

His career will forever be tainted, but it’s hard to ignore Alex Rodriguez’s accomplishments. He passed another hall of famer, Reggie Jackson, in last night’s landslide victory over the Mets.

He now has the 10th most homers in the history of baseball. He trails another PED-linked player, Rafael Palmeiro, by five home runs. Here is the current list of the top 12 all-time home run leaders:

1. Barry Bonds 762
2. Hank Aaron 755
3. Babe Ruth 714
4. Willie Mays 660
5. Ken Griffey Jr. 619
6. Sammy Sosa 609
7. Frank Robinson 586
8. Mark McGwire 583
9. Harmon Killebrew 573
10. Rafael Palmeiro 569
11. Alex Rodriguez 564
12. Reggie Jackson 563

It is nearly impossible for A-Rod to reach 600 dingers this season, but if he continues to slug, he could find himself ahead of Frank Robinson by year’s end.

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