3. He holds 14 different all-time Major League records
Entering 2016, A-Rod is only 13 home runs shy of becoming the fourth player ever to hit 700 long balls, joining Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth in that exclusive club. However, it is far from the only historically significant group he has either joined or is on pace to become a member of.
Rodriguez holds 14 all-time Major League records for himself, including being the youngest player to hit 500 homers (which he did at age 32) and having hit the most Grand Slams in Major League history, with 25.
In addition to his stockpile of MLB records, Rodriguez also holds the distinction of owning the American League record for most total home runs in consecutive seasons, with 109 from 2001-02. He is also the only player in baseball history to hold the single-season home run records at two different positions.
And while he has been maligned for his postseason failures, Rodriguez turned it on during the year that he won his sole World Series title to date. Over the course of the 2009 postseason, Rodriguez set the club record for most runs batted in during a single postseason with 18, while tying the club’s all-time postseason home run record with six.
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