VIDEO: Alex Rodriguez Makes History With 3,000 Hit

By  //  June 20, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: Alex Rodriguez hits a home run to become the 29th member of the 3,000-hit club. (MLB Video)

Alex Rodriguez needed just one swing to join the 3,000-hit club, and the Yankees slugger accomplished the feat in style, circling the bases as the 29th player to reach the milestone plateau in a 7-2 victory over the Tigers on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

With specially marked balls in play and the crowd of 44,588 standing in hopes of witnessing history, Rodriguez pounced on a 95-mph fastball from Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander and drove it to right field, where outfielder J.D. Martinez ran out of room against the auxiliary scoreboard.

“I’m grateful. I’m extremely appreciative to the Yankees, giving me an opportunity to put the uniform back on,” Rodriguez said.

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