Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez

New York Yankees — No. 13
Third base
Born: July 27, 1975 (1975-07-27) (age 39)
New York, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
July 8, 1994 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
(through June 17, 2008)
Batting average     .307
Home runs     530
Runs batted in     1,540
Hits     2,310
Doubles     410
On-base plus slugging     .968
Teams

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York, New York), also called A-Rod, is a Dominican American baseball player playing as third baseman for the New York Yankees. In the past, he played as shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

He is currently first in runs scored and total bases; second in extra base hits and RBI, and 4th in hits among all players in baseball history since their 31st birthday. Also, Rodriguez has more HR, RBI, runs scored and more base hits than all-time leaders Hank Aaron (RBI), Barry Bonds (HR), Rickey Henderson (runs scored), and Pete Rose (hits) did before their 31st birthdays.[1] He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939.[2]

He has been said to be one of the best all-around players currently in baseball.[3][4][5]

In 2009, he admitted to using steroids from 2001-2003, during his time with the Texas Rangers, in order to become better at baseball.[6]

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