Special Sub-Topic: Magical A-Rod Moments
|On April 26, Alex went 4-5 with 3 home runs and 10 RBIs against the Angels. Who was the starting pitcher for the Angels on this memorial day?|
Bartolo Colon. Alex had a three-run homer, a two-run homer, and a grand slam on this magical day.
|On June 8, Alex hit his 400th career home run, becoming the youngest player in MLB history to do so. Who previously held the record for youngest player to hit 400 homers?|
Ken Griffey, Jr.. Alex was 29 years and 316 days old when he accomplished this feat. Ken Griffey Jr. was 30 years and 141 days old when he hit 400 home runs.
|Why was July 27th special for Alex?|
It was his birthday. Alex had more home runs, runs batted in, runs scored, and hits than all-time leaders Hank Aaron (home run and RBI), Rickey Henderson (runs), and Pete Rose (hits) did in their '20s.
|On August 13, Alex set the record for most home runs as a right-handed hitter at Yankee Stadium. Along with Joe DiMaggio, who previously held this record?|
Gary Sheffield & Sheffield. He accomplished this feat by hitting his 34th home run of the season.
|In late August, Alex became the first right-handed Yankee hitter to hit 40 home runs since Joe DiMaggio hit 46 in what year?|
1937. A-Rod got this feat while playing against the Seattle Mariners, his former team on August 30.
|Alex tied DiMaggio for most home runs by a right-handed Yankee hitter (46 homers) on what date?|
September 24. Alex hit his 47th home run of the season on September 28, one away from another magical moment.
|On October 1, A-Rod hit his 48th home run of the season which led the AL. He also tied the record for most home runs by a third baseman. He tied Adrian Beltre and who else?|
Mike Schmidt. Alex set a record for most home runs in a single season for two positions, shortstop and third base.
|Alex was named to the Latino Legends baseball team on October 26. What position was he named for?|
Shortstop. Some of the active players on the Latino Legends team were greats such as Albert Pujols, Ivan Rodriguez, Manny Rameriz, Pedro Martinez, Vladimir Guerrero, and Mariano Rivera.
|On November 14, Alex was named the American League MVP. What number season MVP was this for him?|
2. A-Rod won the MVP with the Texas Rangers in 2003. Alex was the fifth person in MLB history to win the MVP award with two different teams joining Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Frank Robinson, and Barry Bonds.
|Unfortunately, along with some greats things also come some bad things. Which category did Alex lead his 2005 Yankess with?|
Strikeouts. A-Rod struck out a team-leading 139 times, 22 times more than runner-up Derek Jeter.
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