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Alex Rodriguez ties Frank Robinson for seventh on the all-time homer list

May 10, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

After being dragged into the story about Dallas Braden’s perfect game yesterday afternoon, Alex Rodriguez also homered against the Red Sox last night to tie Frank Robinson for seventh place on the all-time list with 586.
It was Rodriguez’s first homer in 61 at-bats and just his third of the season, but his next long ball will break the tie with Robinson and he also figures to pass Sammy Sosa by the end of the year: Here’s the current top 10:

Barry Bonds       762
Hank Aaron        755
Babe Ruth         714
Willie Mays       660
Ken Griffey Jr.   630
Sammy Sosa        609
Alex Rodriguez    586
Frank Robinson    586
Mark McGwire      583
Harmon Killebrew  573

Ken Griffey Jr. looks just about done, so he’s unlikely to pass Willie Mays for fourth place. Assuming that A-Rod ends up with at least 30 homers this year, he’d pass Sosa late in the season and then have Griffey and Mays in his sights for 2011. Also worth noting is that Jim Thome is four homers from tying Harmon Killebrew for 10th place and could also move past Mark McGwire and Robinson by season’s end.

  1. minnesconsin_ad - May 10, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    pretty sad that 4 of the top 10 were (are?) roiders.

  2. minnesconsin_ad - May 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    pretty sad that 4 of the top 10 were (are?) roiders.

  3. BC - May 10, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Griffey probably would have about 850 now if he had roided up.

  4. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - May 10, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    How many of the top 10 used something (steroids or other)? Tired of all the questions surrounding who used what when amphetamines and PEDs were insanely popular (and possibly still) in the 70s and maybe long before.

  5. Jonny5 - May 10, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Can a person have a Centaur body in their HOF photo?

  6. CA - May 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Ken Griffey Jr. looks just about done
    At this point, I’d say he looks charred. Been left on the grill way too long.

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