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For A-Rod, 499 May Be 500

The Yankee slugger may rewrite the records in tomorrow's suspended game with Baltimore
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 27, 2007 5:18 AM CDT
For A-Rod, 499 May Be 500
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez tosses his bat as he watches his two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo. It was Rodriguez's 499th career home run. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez may have to re-label his memorabilia: homerun-ball 499 may turn out to be number 500. The Yankees resume their June 28 suspended game with Baltimore tomorrow, and if A-Rod smashes one before the day is out, it will be retroactively booked as homerun 493, promoting Wednesday's blast to number 500.

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MLB rule 10.23 (d) specifies: "All performances in the completion of a suspended game shall be considered as occurring on the original date of the game." Yankee skipper Joe Torre similarly recorded his only five-hit game in a suspended 1971 match-up with St. Louis. Rodriguez is on track to usurp Jimmie Foxx as the youngest ever to reach the 500 mark. (Read more New York Yankees stories.)

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