3. A-Rod’s Monster 2007 Year
2006 was a tough year for Alex.
Although he clubbed 35 homers and drove in 121 RBI’s, he struggled so bad in the playoffs that manager Joe Torre batted the slugger in the 8th slot during the ALDS vs the Detroit Tigers.
A year later, he had something to prove.
Rodriguez got off to one of the hottest starts in baseball history by clubbing 14 long-balls in April alone. He finished the year with 54 home runs, a career-high 156 RBI and finished with a .645 slugging percentage. As a result, A-Rod took home his third American League MVP Award.
Rodriguez’s 2007 campaign will forever be known as one of the most dominant single season performances in Yankee history.