On this date in New York Yankees history, Alex Rodriguez won the 2007 American League’s Most Valuable Player Award.
Garnering 26 out of 28 first-place votes, A-Rod secured his third MVP and second with the Yankees (2005). A-Rod beat out Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez and the rest of the field.
Rodriguez recorded a slash line of .314/.645/1.067. In addition to leading the Junior Circuit with the aforementioned .645 slugging percentage, and 1.067 OPS, A-Rod was tops with a 176 OPS+, 376 total bases, 143 runs, 54 home runs, and 156 RBI.
In 2007, A-Rod was also an AL All-Star and silver slugger recipient.
It was a magical season from the start as A-Rod homered 14 times in April and hit career home run No. 500 in August.
I remember going to that game on Aug. 4 against the Kansas City Royals and it was a cool moment at the time; he was going to be the clean guy to break all the records.
During the postseason, A-Rod posted a .820 OPS as the Yankees fell to the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.