New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez joined a prestigious club on Friday night (May 1), when he smacked his 660th home run out of the Red Sox’s Fenway Park.
On a 3-0 pitch from Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning, the 39-year-old hit the ball into the seats to give his team a 3-2 lead and eventually the win.
The homer also tied A-Rod with the legendary Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball’s career home runs list.
“I hit that one good,” Rodriguez said after the game. “Anytime you’re sandwiched between Willie Mays and Babe Ruth, it’s special. This whole thing has been kinda like a dream.”
“Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on his 660th home run,” Mays said in a statement. “Milestones in baseball are meant to be broken and I wish him continued success throughout his career.”
When he was told of that statement, Rodriguez appeared emotional and said, “I love Willie. He’s one of my heroes. I’m speechless.”