BY: John Mamola / 620wdae.com
Alex Rodriguez on Monday became the fifth player in major league history to reach 650 home runs for his career. The one who handles the hot corner for the New York Yankees connected in the fifth inning against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a solo shot for the ages.
Rodriguez trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Willie Mays (660) on the all-time home run list.
A-Rod is still currently appealing a 211-game suspension under baseball's Joint Drug Agreement. Rodriguez was at the center of an MLB investigation into whether players received banned substances from the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic in South Florida. The Yankees infielder has denied receiving anything from Biogenesis.