Alex Rodriguez has had a rough year. Tonight, he got to do a little bit of celebrating for a change. With 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Rodriguez hit a Major League Baseball record 24th grand slam. That slam moved him past Lou Gehrig for first all-time in career grand slam’s.
His blast came off of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher George Kontos. The home run was an important one as it broke a 1-1 tie in a game that the Yankees are looking to win to gain ground in the American League wildcard race.
With all of the PED controversy surrounding Rodriguez it is unlikely that this record will help get him into the Hall of Fame. The voters for the HOF have made it crystal clear that if you have a link to performance enhancing drugs you will not be sniffing the likes of Cooperstown. Rodriguez has slightly more than a link. He has confessions, witnesses, and suspensions to back up multiple steroid abuses.
It is truly a shame though, that one of the best hitters in history will hold this astonishing record of 24 grand slams and counting, and when I take my son to Cooperstown, he won’t see him there. It is a sobering thought.