Alex Rodriguez

By: Adrieania Lofton

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (1975- )

Professional athlete Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975, in New York City, Alex Rodriguez was the youngest of Victor Rodriguez and Lourdes Navarro's three children. At an early age, baseball was a central part of Rodriguez's life. His father was a former pro catcher in his native Dominican Republic and a passionate New York Mets fan.

Fact:

Rodriguez had already committed to attend the University of Miami, but when he was selected number one overall in Major League Baseball's 1993 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners, he went pro with a three-year, $1.3 million contract.

Origin Of Alex Rodriguez:

Quote:

"Always follow your dreams, don't let anyone tell you that you can't be something."

The Teams That Alex Rodriguez Has Played For Since He Has Been Playing Baseball:

5 Important Events That Happened To Alex Rodriguez:

1.)In 1994 made his major league debut. He got just 54 at-bats that year and 142 the following season.

2.)In 2001, Rodriguez signed the most lucrative contract in baseball history when he inked a 10-year, $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers.

3.)In 2007 August 4, at age 32, he became the youngest player to hit 500 career home runs.

4.)In 2010, he became the seventh player in major league history to hit 600 career home runs.

5.)Rodriguez, however, found himself under fire in early 2013. Already on the disabled list after hip surgery, he faced new allegations of using performance-enhancing drugs.

Quote:

A quote that Alex always said addressing it about his father is:

“I saw how passionate he was about the game, how closely he paid attention to it. That rubbed off on me.