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Alex Rodriguez follows through on career homer No. 500 on Saturday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
A-Rod joins 500-home run club with Royal blast in the Bronx
Alex Rodriguez became the 22nd member of the prestigious 500-home run club on Aug. 4, 2007, slugging a three-run homer off Kyle Davies of the Kansas City Royals for the landmark long ball.   Full story >En español >
A-Rod launches No. 500
Alex Rodriguez curled his 500th career home run inside the left-field foul pole at Yankee Stadium. Watch >
Milestone just a pit stop
The 500-HR plateau is merely a waypoint en route to the all-time mark, writes Tom Singer. Full story >
Yankees revel in history
As Alex Rodriguez circled the bases a mob of pinstriped players waited to greet the man and his milestone.
Full story >
Alex Rodriguez Archives & News
No weaknesses in A-Rod's game
Rutgers student emerges with ball
A-Rod on historic march
Piniella a witness to A-Rod's rise
Royals' Davies surrenders milestone
A-Rod gets 499 off Meche in KC
Rodriguez in pictures:
Career photos of A-Rod
500-homer gallery
New York gallery
Texas gallery
Seattle gallery
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Rank - PlayerHRsYears
1. Hank Aaron75523
2. Barry Bonds75422
3. Babe Ruth71422
4. Willie Mays66022
5. Sammy Sosa60418
6. Ken Griffey Jr.58919
7. Frank Robinson58621
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
8. Mark McGwire58316
9. Harmon Killebrew57322
10. Rafael Palmeiro56920
11. Reggie Jackson56321
12. Mike Schmidt54818
13. Mickey Mantle53618
14. Jimmie Foxx53420
Rank - PlayerHRsYears
15. Willie McCovey52122
16. Ted Williams52119
17. Eddie Mathews51217
18. Ernie Banks51219
19. Mel Ott51122
20. Frank Thomas50518
21. Eddie Murray50521
22. Alex Rodriguez50014
: : : Alex Rodriguez's milestone HRs on the road to 500 : : :
    
No. PitcherOpponentDate
1: Tom GordonRoyalsJune 12, 1995
50: Felipe LiraTigersJune 5, 1997
100: Nerio RodriguezBlue JaysAugust 12, 1998
150: Andy PettitteYankeesApril 7, 2000
200: Jon GarlandWhite SoxMay 12, 2001
No. PitcherOpponentDate
250: Luke ProkopecBlue JaysApril 30, 2002
300: Ramon OrtizAngelsApril 2, 2003
350: Mark MulderAthleticsMay 4, 2004
400: Jorge de la RosaBrewersJune 8, 2005
450: A.J. BurnettBlue JaysJuly 21, 2006
500: Kyle DaviesRoyalsAugust 4, 2007