Posted: Wednesday August 4, 2010 3:59PM ; Updated: Thursday August 5, 2010 1:10AM
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Alex Rodriguez and the 600 Home Run Club, by the numbers

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Alex Rodriguez became the seventh player to reach 600 home runs on Wednesday

Rodriguez joins Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, Griffey and Sosa in 600 Club

Rodriguez is the youngest player ever to reach 600 home runs

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The crowd erupted as soon as the ball left Alex Rodriguez's bat, knowing they had just seen him hit his historic 600th career home run.
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It took him awhile, but on Wednesday afternoon, Alex Rodriguez became just the seventh man in baseball history to hit 600 home runs. A-Rod is the youngest to reach the mark by a year and a half, and the first non-outfielder to accomplish the feat. The milestone home run came with a 2-0 count and one man on base against Blue Jays righty Shaun Marcum in the bottom of the first inning of a scoreless game. Here is a breakdown of all 600 of his home runs as well as a look at how Rodriguez stacks up against the other members of the 600 club.

Who

Most victimized teams: Angels (67), Orioles (51), Blue Jays (51), Twins (45), Red Sox (45)

Most victimized pitchers: Bartolo Colon (8), Ramon Ortiz (8), David Wells (8), Tim Wakefield (7), Jarrod Washburn (7)

Members of 300-Win Club: Roger Clemens (2), Tom Glavine (1)

Cy Young award winners: Bartolo Colon (8), Barry Zito (5), Chris Carpenter (3), Clemens (2), Doug Drabek (2), Cliff Lee (2), Johan Santana (2), Glavine (1), Dwight Gooden (1), Zack Greinke (1), Roy Halladay (1), Orel Hershiser (1), Pedro Martinez (1), Jack McDowell (1), Jake Peavy (1)

Cy Young award winners in their Cy Young seasons: Colon, 2005 (4); Martinez, 1999 (1)

Brothers: Jered (4) and Jeff Weaver (1); Orlando (4) and Livan Hernandez (3)

Righties: 454 (16.6 PA/HR)

Lefties: 146 (17.0 PA/HR)

What

First: off Tom Gordon, Royals, June 12, 1995, two-out solo homer in the fourth inning at the Kingdome with Mariners trailing 8-3

By runs: Solo (310), two-run (206), three-run (63), grand slams (21)*

By game situation: go-ahead (204), game-tying (48), walk-off (9)

Multi-homer games: two homers (52), three homers (3)

*Rodriguez is tied with Manny Ramirez for second all-time in grand slams. Lou Gehrig leads with 23.

When

Season highs: 57 (2002), 54 (2007), 52 (2001), 48 (2005), 47 (2003)

Postseason: ALCS (7), ALDS (5), World Series (1)

All-Star Game: 1 (Coors Field, 1998)

Month (regular season): August (122), July (106), May (104), September/October (95), March/April (87), June (86)

Inning: First (110), Sixth (89), Third (78), Seventh (63), Fourth (59), Eighth (59), Fifth (58), Second (39), Ninth (36), Eleventh (3), Tenth (2), Twelfth (2), Fifteenth (1), Sixteenth (1)

By position: Shortstop (344)*, Third Base (245), Designated Hitter (11)

By position in the batting order: Third (223), Fourth (217), Second (118), Fifth (32), Ninth (6), First (2), Seventh (1), Sixth (1)

Count: 0-0 (104), 0-1 (70), 1-0 (62), 1-1 (61), 3-2 (55), 2-2 (51), 2-1 (49), 1-2 (43), 2-0 (41), 3-1 (38), 0-2 (21), 3-0 (2), unknown (3)

Runners on base: Bases empty (310); First base occupied (220); Men on, but first base empty (70)

Run differential: Tied (169), +/-1 (134), +/-2 (76), +/-3 (79), +/-4 or more (142)

*Rodriguez moved to third base one home run shy of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record for home runs as a shortstop.

Where

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium (124), Ballpark in Arlington (96), Kingdome (60), Safeco Field (39), Angel Stadium (37)

Cities: New York (155), Seattle (99), Arlington (96), Anaheim (37), Toronto (32)

Inactive Parks: Yankee Stadium (124), Kingdome (60), Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (21), Tiger Stadium (6), Milwaukee County Stadium (3), Shea Stadium (2), Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (1), 3Com Park at Candlestick Point (1), Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium (1),

Parks in which he has played but not homered (by PA, active parks in italics): Wrigley Field (15), Busch Stadium II (14), Citizens Bank Park (14)*, Target Field (12), Estadio Hiram Bithorn (11), Tokyo Dome (9), Land Shark Stadium (5)

*Rodriguez did homer in Citizens Bank Park in Game 3 of the 2009 World Series

600-home run club

Statistics through each players' first 600 home runs only (NOTE: All-Star Game and postseason home runs do not count toward a player's career totals):

Career home-run leaders: Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660), Ken Griffey Jr. (630), Sammy Sosa (609), Alex Rodriguez (600)

Age at 600th: Rodriguez (35 years, 8 days), Ruth (36 years, 196 days), Aaron (37 years, 81 days), Bonds (38 years, 16 days), Mays (38 years, 139 days), Griffey Jr. (38 years, 202 days), Sosa (38 years, 221 days)

PA between 599 and 600: Rodriguez (51), Griffey Jr. (27), Mays (23), Sosa (13), Bonds (13), Aaron (1), Ruth (1)

PA/HR: Sosa (16.2), Rodriguez (16.7), Bonds (17.0), Griffey Jr. (17.4), Mays (18.0), Aaron (18.6)

AB/HR: Bonds (13.7), Sosa (14.40) Rodriguez (14.43), Griffey Jr. (15.1), Mays (15.9), Aaron (16.7)

HR as a percentage of hits: Sosa (25.4 percent), Bonds (24.9), Griffey Jr. (22.9), Rodriguez (22.8), Mays (20.5), Aaron (19.2)

Grand Slams in first 600 homers: Rodriguez (21), Griffey Jr. (15), Ruth (14), Aaron (13), Bonds (11), Sosa (9), Mays (7)

Walk-offs: Ruth (11), Sosa (10), Rodriguez (9), Bonds (6), Mays (5), Aaron (4), Griffey Jr. (4)

Pinch-hit homers: Mays (5)*, Griffey Jr. (5), Bonds (3), Aaron (2), Ruth (1), Sosa (1), Rodriguez (0)

Inside-the-park: Ruth (10), Mays (6), Bonds (3), Griffey Jr. (3), Sosa (2), Aaron (1), Rodriguez (0)

All-Star Game: Mays (3), Aaron (2), Bonds (2), Ruth (1)**, Griffey Jr. (1), Rodriguez (1), Sosa (0)

Postseason: Ruth (15), Rodriguez (13), Bonds (9), Aaron (6), Griffey Jr. (6), Sosa (2), Mays (1)

World Series: Ruth (15), Bonds (4), Aaron (3), Rodriguez (1), Mays (0), Griffey Jr. (0), Sosa (0)

*Mays' 600th home run was a pinch-hit homer. Mays hit for rookie George Foster with the game tied 2-2 in the seventh and hit a two-run homer that provided the winning margin for the Giants. **Ruth hit the first ever All-Star Game home run, in 1933.

 
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