A-Rod just hit his 50th and 51st home runs of the season, establishing a new Yankee record for a right-handed batter, and a new MLB record for a third basemen. A sure-fire MVP, he’s having one of the greatest seasons in Yankee history, which is saying something.
With 20 games left, David Pinto thinks he has an 11% chance of matching Roger Maris’ AL record of 61.
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UPDATE: After hitting a home run in his fifth straight game today, David Pinto now estimates A-Rod’s chances of catching Maris at 16.5%. With his 52 home runs so far, A-Rod has entered into some ultra-exclusive Yankee company, as only Maris, Mantle and Ruth have hit more in a single season. As the season moves towards the playoffs, A-Rod looks more and more like he’s on his way to becoming baseball’s first $30 million dollar man.