A-Rod

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits his 661st home run against Chris Tillman #30 of the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2015 in New York City. Rodriguez passed Willy Mays for fourth most home runs in Major League Baseball.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod Slams No. 661, Passes Mays For 4th On Career Homer List

Alex Rodriguez has passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career homer list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he was robbed of the milestone drive by a leaping catch.

05/07/2015

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod Says He’s Learned His Lesson, And Bonus Dispute Is ‘Family Business’

On Sunday, Rodriguez kept his cool when asked about the bonus and didn’t talk negatively about the Yankees’ controversial decision.

05/04/2015

BOSTON, MA - MAY 1: Alex Rodriguez #13 hits 660th career home run to tie Willie Mays record during a game with Boston Red Sox in the 8th inning at Fenway Park May 1, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A-Rod Hits 660th Homer, Ties Mays For 4th On All-Time List

Homer 660 was hit nearly five years after Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 600 – on Aug. 4, 2010.

05/01/2015

BOSTON, MA - MAY 1:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates with  Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees after hit his 660th career home run to tie Willie Mays during a game with Boston Red Sox in the 8th inning at Fenway Park May 1, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A-Rod Ties Mays With 660, Yankees Edge Red Sox 3-2

Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history with his 660th home run, breaking an 8th-inning tie with a pinch-hit shot that sent the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win.

05/01/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on April 29, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s Pursuit Of Mays Goes Off Rails In Yankees’ 13-Inning Loss To Rays

James Loney hit a go-ahead infield single in the 13th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays outlasted the New York Yankees 3-2 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

04/30/2015

A-Rod (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Willie Mays (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Say Hey, How Should We Feel About A-Rod’s Pursuit Of Mays?

It’s a big deal because it’s Willie Mays. And because it’s Alex Rodriguez. And because it’s never been done before. Not like this, anyway.

04/28/2015

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run, No. 659 of his career, in the first inning against the New York Mets on April 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A-Rod Hits Home Run No. 659, Moves Within 1 Of Mays

During his surprisingly powerful start to this season, the Yankees have virtually ignored the disgraced slugger’s pursuit of Willie Mays.

04/27/2015

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets salutes the fans as he is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during Opening Day on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets Poised To Convince The Non-Believers That They Do, Indeed, Own N.Y.

You may not always agree with Mike Francesa, but the baritone bard of New York City sports is spot-on about one thing: the Subway Series was planned by a blind man.

04/24/2015

Alex Rodriguez at Yankee Stadium (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

A-Rod Leads Way As Yankees Charge Into Subway Series

The stage is now set for a fascinating scene Friday night, when the crosstown Mets bring the majors’ best record and a team record-tying 11-game winning streak to Yankee Stadium.

04/24/2015

U.S. Rep. Peter King

NY Congressman Peter King: Yankees Shouldn’t Celebrate A-Rod’s 660th Homer

“I think it would be wrong to be celebrating,” King said, “since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids.”

04/23/2015

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod On His Career: ‘It’s Been One Long Boo For 15 Years’

“I’ve been booed for 15 years, buddy,” Rodriguez told Jeff Riger of 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit. “I don’t know if you haven’t been around. It’s been one long boo for 15 years.”

04/23/2015

Kevin Plawecki #22 and Michael Cuddyer #23 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 during a game at Citi Field on April 21, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mets — Not The Yankees — Are The Core Of The Big Apple

The Mets — yes, your 11-3 Mets — are indeed the core of the Big Apple. They are younger, hungrier and better.

04/22/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out for the second out of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yankees Being Hypocritical For Ignoring A-Rod Milestones

Whenever I’m slightly objective about the Yankees, I’m branded nouns unsuitable for family programming — particularly on Twitter, the toxic waste of human dialogue. Well, then I’m writing this in my HAZMAT suit.

04/15/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out for the second out of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Angry Orioles Fan Turns His Back On A-Rod

There was an emphatic anti-A-Rod crowd for the series opener in Baltimore, led by 56-year-old Tolbert Rowe, who stood and turned his back for each and every one of Rodriguez’s at-bats.

04/14/2015

Alex Rodriguez waits to take batting practice before the start of the Yankees-Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees Not Listing A-Rod HRs On ‘Upcoming Milestones’ Handout

It’s expected that the Yankees will fight a series of bonuses due to Alex Rodriguez by ignoring the milestones. If that’s the plan, they’re sticking to it.

04/14/2015

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