Alex Rodriguez recently had a chance encounter with a baseball legend he happens to be chasing in the record books, when the Yankees slugger introduced himself to one-time home run king Hank Aaron at New York’s Nobu restaurant, according the Post’s Page Six.
“Mr. Aaron, I just wanted to introduce myself,” Rodriguez reportedly said. “I think about you every day when I play. You’re an inspiration to me.”
In case Hammerin’ Hank didn’t recognize him, Rodriguez added, “My name is Alex Rodriguez.”
A-Rod is just 101 career home runs behind Aaron, a fact that many baseball fans take umbrage to because Rodriguez has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez was dealt a historic suspension stemming from Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis investigation, but because he is in the process of appealing that suspension, A-Rod has been able to suit up for the last few weeks of the season, and earlier this month he broke Lou Gehrig‘s 75-year-old grand slam record with his 24th career slam.