Alex Rodriguez left a monumental milestone on the table when he and the New York Yankees agreed to part ways.

The polarizing star ended his Yankees tenure with 696 career home runs. While he wasn’t going to pass Babe Ruth for third on the all-time leaderboard in 2016, he could have joined the Bambino, Henry Aaron and Barry Bonds in the exclusive 700 club.

Whether by coincidence or design, the Yankees pulled the plug before that could happen.

He may return with another team to chase an illustrious mark next year, but his spokesman ruled out Rodriguez playing again this summer. That accolade is on hold, but there are other moments to watch over the season’s final weeks.

Let’s look at some milestones and records players and teams can earn down the stretch. 

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