ARod defeated by toddler in hitting contest

The now-retired baseball player went up against an internet sensation

Alex Rodríguez

Alex Rodríguez | AP

Tuesday's edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" featured Alex Rodriguez as one of its headline guests. There's plenty to talk about in A-Rod's life -- his commencement address at the University of Miami, meeting Bruce Springsteen and his recent move to Sunday Night Baseball, to name a few -- so it figured to be a good appearance.

But, thanks to the surprise arrival of 22-month-old hitting prodigy Asher Willig, Rodriguez's appearance went up at least five levels of excitement. You may remember Willig as the kid whose bat has already outgrown his house:

Naturally, they squared off in a hitting contest.

A-Rod joked that Willig was only alive for his final season in the Majors -- when he had an OPS of .598 -- so he wasn't likely to be intimidated squaring off against the former three-time MVP. Even so, he handicapped himself by batting left-handed. Although the youngster went home victorious, there was good sportsmanship all around:

There definitely seems to be a lot of talent in young Willig. | Cut4