A great week in baseball history

We’ve seen some major historical moments in baseball in the last few days.

First, Alex Rodriguez became the youngest man to hit the 500-homerun mark, doing so at 32 years and eight days old. There are no guarantees that he’ll break Hank Aaron’s all-time mark of 755 taters, but even if he never plays another game it’s a remarkable accomplishment.

Next, Mets lefty Tom Glavine became the latest pitcher (and maybe the last) to win 300 games. The way the game is played and managed these days, a 15-win season is a big deal, and doing it 20 times is just about unthinkable.

Two very big moments. Two great players. And now, listen to me carefully: during this historical stretch of days, nothing … else … happened. Got it? Good.

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8 comments

  1. Two very big moments. Two great players. And now, listen to me carefully: during this historical stretch of days, nothing … else … happened. Got it? Good.
    Hehe. Good one. Though, speaking as a Mets fan, Glavine’s achievement brought a huge smile to my face.

  2. I was hoping that all three records would have been broken in one single day last week….a sort of baseball trifecta.
    I don’t like the Mets at all, but respect Glavine 100%.
    Aloha,
    Jeff

  3. I don’t know if I buy the last 300 winner bit. Glavine is here because he’s a rare mix of talent, durability and good fortune. Glavine was lucky enough to be part of the best franchise of the 90s and healthy for all of it. That’s incredibly rare but certainly not impossible, especially with the leaps and bounds sports medicine is making. A good pitcher committed to winning and not the bottom dollar could pull it off.

  4. This post for The Win. 🙂
    The boyfriend and I went to a Yankee game this weekend, too! The Friday night game. We didn’t want to risk having to see Kei Igawa pitch for my first live game, so we chose Friday instead of Saturday.
    As it turned out, Phil Hughes pitched. And A-Rod hit a homer. Figures. 😛 My friend Amanda, however, was at the game!
    PS: I hate cheaters.

  5. Mine, too!
    But that doesn’t mean a little part of me wouldn’t like to see Alex beat it …
    … and, then, after Alex beats it, for Cano to come upon it, too!
    I’m not a huge Yankee fan or anything … really … 🙂

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