Alex Rodriguez is the first Yankee to drive in 100 runs in less than 100 games since Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio in 1937.
The last player in the majors to do it was Manny Ramirez in 1999.
Just for kicks, I looked it up to see how high Rodriguez could get in terms of RBI in a single season for the Yankees. He’ll be lucky to get in the top eight. Gehrig had seasons of 184 (1931), 175 (1927), 174 (1930) and 165 (1934). Babe Ruth’s best season was 170 in 1921 and DiMaggio finished with 167 in 1937.
Here is some audio from A-Rod:
Classy move by Roger Clemens tonight, who ended his interview by expressing his sympathy to the family of Mike Coolbaugh, the minor-league coach who was killed by a line drive on Sunday.
On a happier note, Tony Pena was thrilled after the game. His son was 1 for 2 and the Yankees won. He was carrying around his grandson, Tony Pena III, afterward.
Chris Duncan of the Cardinals was in the clubhouse hanging out with his brother. Joe Torre was looking to say hello to Dave Duncan. As a guy whose brother player in the majors, Torre can relate to the excitement the Duncan family must be feeling these days.