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Alex Rodriguez: Countdown to 500

08/04/2007 2:23 PM ET
By SportsTicker

Alex Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees in 2004.(AP)
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit the 500th home run of his career on Aug. 4, 2007. The following are his career stats and milestones:

BORN 7/27/1975 DEBUTED 7/8/1994 THROWS RIGHT BATS RIGHT

Milestone homeruns
• No. 1 — off Tom Gordon of Kansas City, 6/12/95 (Seattle)
• No. 100 — off Nerio Rodriguez of Toronto, 8/12/98 (Seattle)
• No. 200 — off Jon Garland of Chicago (AL), 5/21/01 (Texas)
• No. 250 — off Luke Prokopec of Toronto, 4/30/02 (Texas)
• No. 300 — off Ramon Ortiz of Anaheim, 4/2/03 (Texas)
• No. 400 — off Jorge de la Rosa of Milwaukee, 6/8/05 (NY Yankees)
• No. 500 — off Kyle Davies of Kansas City, 8/4/07 (NY Yankees)

Fastest to 500
1. Alex Rodriguez (32 years, 8 days old)
2. Jimmie Foxx (32 years, 338 days)
3. Willie Mays (34 years, 131 days)
4. Sammy Sosa (34 years, 143 days)
5. Hank Aaron (34 years, 160 days)
6. Babe Ruth (34 years, 186 days)

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