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Alex Rodriguez Belts 20th Career Grand Slam

Romi EzzoContributor IMay 31, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 31:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees is congradulated by Mark Teixeira #25 and Curtis Granderson #14 after hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh against the Cleveland Indians on May 31, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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It seems like when there's one milestone for New York Yankees' superstar, Alex Rodriguez, to achieve, another one is waiting to be accomplished right after that.

On May 14th, A-Rod passed Frank Robinson on the all-time home run list by hitting his 587th home run.

On May 17th, he hit a game-tying home run against the Red Sox that put him in the top 20 of the all-time RBI list.

There has also been a discussion about him needing only one more stolen base to become the seventh member of the elite 300-300 club.

After today's game against the Cleveland Indians, he has something else to put in the record books. Rodriguez became the third player in Major League history to hit 20 grand slams.

This broke the tie he had with Eddie Murray, giving him sole possession of third place on the all-time grand slam list. He is only behind Lou Gehrig (23) and Manny Ramirez (21) in this category, and it doesn't look like he is done hitting them.

With the Yankees clinging onto a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Indians intentionally walked Mark Teixeira to load the bases.

Rodriguez showed them that one must never put a runner on base intentionally when he comes up to bat, hitting a tater off a 3-1 pitch from reliever Chris Perez to dead center field; the ball must have landed well over 410 feet.

I guess when you have runners on first and second, and you intentionally walk the batter before A-Rod, he will let you know that you made a mistake putting a man on base.

If you're keeping track, A-Rod is now only 10 home runs away from accomplishing a feat that only six other players have done: hit 600 home runs. Surely, he'll be able to do it by the end of this season (if he doesn't get injured). The question is, "When will that special day be?"

Fun fact: the other grand slam that A-Rod hit during this season was, indeed, the homer that broke the tie that he had with Frank Robinson on the all-time home run list. The Yankees were facing the Twins that day… and the Twins also walked Teixeira intentionally before came up to bat.

Seriously… it seems as if teams want him to break the record.

On another note: What other feats will A-Rod be able to accomplish this season? Feel free to write them down below…

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