Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez
Third base
Born: (1975-07-27) July 27, 1975 (age 48)
New York City, U.S.
Bats: Right Throws: Right
July 8, 1994, for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Batting average.295
Home runs696
Runs batted in2,086
On-base plus slugging.930

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York City, New York). 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]

His playing career ended in August of 2016.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez". Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  2. "500 Home Runs Club". Retrieved 2008-07-17.
  3. Allen Barra (2006-08-29). "Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever". Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  4. Stan McNeal (2008-01-17). "Alex the greatest for the second straight year, general managers put A-Rod at the top of our list of baseball's 50 best players". Sporting News. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  5. Gary Graves (2008-01-17). "Players tab Bonds as game's best player". USA Today.
  6. "Rodriguez reveals he cheated, lied | News". Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  7. Gabe Lacques (2016-08-08). "Alex Rodriguez announces retirement, will play final game Friday". USA Today.

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