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Alex Rodriguez sets MLB record with 14th 100-RBI season

Sep 7, 2010, 10:47 AM EDT

Alex Rodriguez homered and knocked in two runs yesterday to reach 100 RBIs for the 14th time in his career, which sets a new MLB record. He had been tied with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx, each of whom had 100 RBIs in 13 seasons.
Rodriguez has reached 100 RBIs in 13 consecutive seasons, tying Gehrig and Foxx for that mark. However, it looks like he’ll fall short of a 13th straight 30-homer, 100-RBI season because he currently has a career-low 22 homers with just 24 games to play.
He’s also on pace to finish with career-worst totals for batting average (.267), on-base percentage (.335), slugging percentage (.491), OPS (.826), runs (59), and steals (4), although Rodriguez has hit .294 with six homers and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.

  1. willmose - Sep 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    And the Yankee have him tied up for the next 7 years at 30+ million per. Plus bonuses!

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Sep 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    A couple things…first you say this “However, it looks like he’ll fall short of a 13th straight 30-homer, 100-RBI season because he currently has a career-low 22 homers with just 24 games to play.”…but bury this “although Rodriguez has hit .294 with six homers and 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.” If he is finally healthy, and hot, and if he stays on the current pace for another 20 games, which isn’t really that much, isn’t it at least possible he hits 8 HR’s the last 24 games? Especially considering he has hit 6 in the last 14?
    Second, I thought RBI weren’t all that important. Are they, or aren’t they? I’m confused.

  3. BC - Sep 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    He’s washed up. I say cut him.

  4. Giant Space Ants - Sep 7, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    They aren’t much good in determining individual value (at least in the eyes of the sabermetrically-inclined), but the fact that he set a MLB-record is worth mentioning, I suppose.

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