Alex Rodriguez Hits 600th Home Run

At age 35, the Yankees' Rodriguez is the youngest major league player to hit 600 home runs.
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NEW YORK (

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Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Rodriguez homered off the Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum in the first inning.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez connects for his 600th career home run at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

At age 35, Rodriguez is the seventh major leaguer to reach 600 home runs. He joins Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714), Willie Mays (660) and Sammy Sosa (609) on the all-time list.

A-Rod is only 10 blasts away from surpassing Sosa.

The ball was retrieved out of the netting above Monument Park and was to be given to Rodriguez.

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