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Alex Rodriguez climbs to third place all time with 20th career grand slam

Jun 1, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

Alex Rodriguez delivered his 20th career grand slam yesterday after Mark Teixeira was intentionally walked in front of him, moving past Eddie Murray into third place all time behind only Manny Ramirez with 21 and Lou Gehrig with 23.
Rodriguez has come to the plate with the bases loaded 243 times during his career, hitting .350 with a .710 slugging percentage and 229 RBIs. He’s now 5-for-5 with three homers and 18 RBIs following intentional walks to Teixeira and has hit a grand slam in each of the past three plate appearances when someone was intentionally walked to load the bases in front of him.
“I would appreciate if we keep these numbers to ourselves and not share them with any other managers,” Rodriguez joked to reporters afterward.
With the grand slam Rodriguez is now just 10 homers shy of joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr., and Sammy Sosa in the 600-homer club. He should be able to pass Sosa (609) by the end of this season and Griffey (630) by the end of next season, with an outside chance of also eclipsing Mays (660) late in 2011.

  1. Jonny5 - Jun 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    Yup, but it’s a shame his record will always have a “*” next to it, isn’t it?

  2. Joey B - Jun 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    He is also not 5-5, though the story is still good enough without that minor glitch. Aaron, nothing wrong with fact-checking.

  3. rdow - Jun 1, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Best player in game.

  4. Curious George - Jun 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Best player in game.

    Was, yes. Is, no.

  5. Joey B - Jun 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    “Best player in game.
    Was, yes. Is, no.”
    Was, yes, but only if you ignore the *.

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