After tying Willie Mays with for fourth place on the MLB’s all-time home runs list, Alex Rodriguez passed the legend on Thursday (May 7) with his 661st homer.
A-Rod now holds the #4 spot by himself on the list, following a solo blast in the third inning of the Yankees’ game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
Though he passed Mays on the home run list, Rodriguez said there’s no surpassing the baseball legend.
“Nobody will ever pass Willie Mays. I’ve talked about him being my father’s favorite player,” said A-Rod. “There’s only one Willie Mays; not only what he did on the field, but what he meant off the field. He’s a legend. He’s also a role model for all of us.”
Next up for Rodriguez is Babe Ruth (714), then Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (762).