On This Day In Baseball History: August 30, 2005

Alex Rodriguez

 

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th homer making him only the second right-handed player in franchise history to hit 40 homers, joining Joe DiMaggio. Rodriguez would earn the first of his two MVP’s as a Yankee and finish the season with a league leading 48 homers, 124 runs, .610 slugging percentage and 1.031 OPS.

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