Is A-Rod The Next Home Run King?
Barry Bonds hasn't even caught Hank Aaron yet but baseball fans are already wondering if Alex Rodriquez will be the next home run king. A-Rod just hit his 500th earlier today and he just turned 32. That means he needs 255 to reach Aaron's mark and who knows how many to reach Bonds, assuming Bonds eventually sets a new mark.
Thanks to the bestest baseball stat blog on the planet I can tell you that only seven guys have ever hit 255 or more homers from age 32 onward. Even though A-Rod has come this far in record time, he still needs to accomplish a feat only accomplished 7 times in order to become the new career leader in dingers. Here are the 7 who have hit 255 or more homers after the age of 32.
- Barry Bonds - 420
- Babe Ruth - 358
- Hank Aaron - 357
- Rafael Palmeiro - 336
- Mark McGwire - 306
- Willie Mays - 292
- Andres Galarraga - 283
A-Rod is still pretty young, and in his prime. If he stays healthy, Bonds' reign will be very, very short.
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