Thanks for passing along your pic of A-Rod hitting No. 600, Jerry!
It was a pretty eventful day in Yankeeland. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Alex Rodriguez finally cracked homer No. 600 today (video), three years to the day of No. 500. The Star-Ledger staff put together a list of all of his homers, starting with 600.
- A-Rod’s homer backed Phil Hughes to help the Yankees to a 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.
- The Pirates claimed Chan Ho Park off waivers, Mark Feinsand reports. The Pirates also have ex-Yanks Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf and Jeff Karstens playing for them. I wonder which Yankee will be next!
And just for fun, I’ve transcribed Michael Kay’s No. 600 call from the video linked above (an instant classic, and typical Kay for you):
The 2-0, high drive, center field, deep, going back Wells, looking up, seeeee ya! There it is! Number 600! Alex Rodriguez, the youngest man, ever to get to 600 home runs! And now one of just seven big league ballplayers in the history of the game to hit that many home runs. Six-hundred is a two-run shot and a 2-0 Yankee lead.
If anyone heard John Sterling’s call, I’d love to hear what that was like too!