Alex Rodriguez hit a grand slam tonight against the Giants to break a 1-1 tie. That's the 24th of his career, passing Lou Gehrig on the all-time leaders list, meaning he has the most grand slams out of anyone who ever played Major League Baseball. It's his first in almost a year, when he tied Gehrig last September.
The top 10 is a veritable who's who of Hall of Famers, for the most part. Manny Ramirez is right behind A-Rod with 21, Robin Ventura is fifth on the list with 21, and Carlos Lee with 17, but other than that it's full of Eddie Murray, Willie McCovey, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. Jason Giambi is the active player who is closest with 15 and after that it's Adam Dunn and Travis Hafner with 12 a piece.
No one is going to use this as a merit for his Hall of Fame case, but it's still another statistic that puts him in the company of people like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. He has 654 home runs now and he's now six away from tying Willie Mays for 4th all-time. It's unlikely he'll ever break Barry Bonds' home run record, but 660 is a realistic target. Even if he can't reach it, all-time grand slam leader doesn't sound too bad.
Though this all just makes Michael Kay sad...
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