Albert Pujols has joined the 500 HR club, but the mystique of the milestone has faded due to a variety of reasons, Jerry Crasnick writes.
From 3,000 hits (Derek Jeter) to 600 home runs (Jim Thome), there are a number of milestones that could be reached in the weeks and months ahead.
Derek Jeter broke Luis Aparicio's record for career hits by a shortstop last month. Now the 35-year-old has Lou Gehrig in his sights.
With the All-Star Game now in the rearview mirror, Starting 9 looks ahead at the top things to keep a close eye on in the second half of the season.
Home run records and milestones aside, this season has been relatively fireworks-free when it comes to the long ball.
Bobby Cox quietly is closing in on his 2,000th victory and, maybe, his second manager of the year award.