Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

Baseball Player

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman, businessman and philanthropist. Rodriguez played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.

Full Name
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Jul 27, 1975
6′ 3″
Net Worth


Alex Rodriguez, born Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez on July 27, 1975, in New York City, is a professional baseball player. He has played for the Seattle Mariners (1994-2000), Texas Rangers (2001-2003), and New York Yankees (2004-2016). Rodriguez currently holds the distinction of being one of two players who have achieved the 3,000 hit milestone in Major League Baseball history. He is also known for setting numerous Major League Baseball records during his career including most career home runs by a shortstop and most career grand slams.

Rodriguez was initially drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 1993 at the age of 17 and made his MLB debut with the team two years later in 1995. In 2000, he signed a record breaking 10 year contract with the Texas Rangers worth $252 million dollars making him the highest paid player ever at that time. After three successful seasons with Texas, he was traded to the Yankees where he went on to win an MVP award in 2005 and earn All Star selections every year from 2004 to 2012. 

In 2013, it was revealed that he had used performance enhancing drugs while playing for the Yankees which led to him being suspended for 211 games. He then returned to baseball after serving his suspension and retired in 2016 after 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. 

Throughout his career Alex Rodriguez earned many accolades including 14 All Star selections, 3 MVP awards, 10 Silver Slugger Awards and 2 Gold Glove Awards as well as other recognitions such as being named AL Comeback Player of the Year twice and American League Hank Aaron Award Winner three times.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Alex Rodriguez is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 27, 1975, Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Pick in MLB Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 17, Alex Rodriguez was drafted first overall by the Seattle Mariners.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named American League MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">A-Rod became the youngest player to win the American League MVP at the age of 21.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signed Record Breaking Contract with Texas Rangers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signed a 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers, making it the largest contract in MLB history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to the New York Yankees</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the New York Yankees where he went on to become one of the most successful players in team history.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Becomes Youngest Player to Reach 500 Home Runs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes the youngest player to reach 500 home runs at the age of 32.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins World Series Championship with New York Yankees</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Winning his first and only World Series Championship with the Yankees.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Rodriguez is a great role model for young athletes. He has worked hard to rise up from humble beginnings to become one of the best baseball players of all time. His dedication and commitment to his craft are inspiring for anyone looking to pursue their dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Rodriguez is an exceptional athlete. He has been selected as an All Star multiple times and has won numerous awards, including three MVP Awards and two Gold Glove Awards. His skill and talent on the field are unrivaled.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Gives Back</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Rodriguez is committed to giving back to the community. He has established the Alex Rodriguez Foundation, which provides educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged children. He also regularly visits children's hospitals to bring joy and hope to young patients.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Only Player to Sign $252 Million Contract</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Rodriguez is the only baseball player to sign a contract with an annual value of over $252 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Youngest Player to Reach 500 Home Runs</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 32, Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in Major League Baseball (MLB) history to hit 500 home runs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won 10 Silver Slugger Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Rodriguez won 10 Silver Slugger Awards, given annually to the top offensive players at each position.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Highest Paid Player for Five Consecutive Seasons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Rodriguez was the highest paid baseball player in MLB for five consecutive seasons from 2001 to 2005.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Player to Hit 600 Home Runs and Steal 300 Bases</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Rodriguez is the first MLB player to hit 600 home runs and steal 300 bases in his career.</p></div>


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