June 30, 2011
Mark Teixeira Hits 300th Homer
With a third inning blast off Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Randy Wolf, Mark Teixeira not only surpassed Toronto Blue Jays slugger Juan Bautista for the Major League lead...he also reached 300 for his career.
"It's not a big milestone," the New York Yankees first baseman said of his 25th home run of the season. "I'm not trying to downplay it, but it's not 500 or 600 or anything like that. For me, I just try to go up there and swing the bat hard and try to hit something."
Teixeira now sits 129th on the all-time list. Also closing in on 300...Aramis Ramirez (298), Adrian Beltre (292), Pat Burrell (292), Carlos Beltran (291) and Magglio Ordonez (291).