Alex Rodriguez – One of the best Baseball Players of all time

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Alex Rodriguez
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
(July 27, 1975, New York City, New York,USA)
Nationality: United States of America
Category: Athletes,
Occupation: Baseball Players
Specification: Positions – Shortstop,Third baseman, #13.
Unique distinction: One of the best all-around baseball players of all time, the highest-salaried player in professional sports history. Height: 6′ 3″ (191 cm). Weight: 228 lbs. (103 kg).
Gender: Male

Quotes: 1. Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance. 2. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. 3. I never like to think about going back; I only look forward. 4. I love the challenge of the game. I love the work. My goal right now is to have a season next year that will make people forget about this one. I’ll use things like this for motivation. I’m pumped. I’m hungry. 5. I just hope that as I get older, I calm down and enjoy the moment, enjoy the great gifts that God has given me. 6. The most important thing for me in my career is to be honest and forthright. 7. Always follow your dreams, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be something. 8. Be respectful. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Respect the lowest rank and the highest rank and you’ll never get in trouble. 9. “Leadership is a role you have to earn in order to be effective.
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Achievements:


Social and professional position: Alex Rodriguez is an American Major League Baseball players.
The main contribution to (what is known): One of the best all-around players in Major League Baseball and one of the Best Baseball Players of all time.
Contributions: Alex Rodriguez is an outstanding American Major League Baseball baseball players of Dominican parentage. He is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time.
He currently plays third base for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.
Rodriguez hit his 500th home run on 4 August 2007, becoming the youngest player to reach that number in major league history. In this year he again was named the AL’s Most Valuable Player.
On August 4, 2010, on the 3-year anniversary of his 500th home run, Rodriguez became the 7th player in major league history to hit 600 home runs. He became the youngest player to do so at 35 years and 8 days old.
Career statistics.
During his 22-year career, Rodriguez has amassed a .297 batting average, 696 home runs, over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, and over 3,000 hits.
He is a 14-time All-Star and has won three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards.
Rodríguez is the career record holder for grand slams with 25.
Rodriguez  bats  right-handed  and throws right-handed. He said, “I’m at that point where I’ve let all distractions get out of the way and really focus on the game. I really enjoy the game”.
Career highlights and awards:
3× AL MVP (2003, 2005, 2007)
14× All-Star (1996–1998, 2000–2008, 2010, 2011)
10× Silver Slugger Award (1996, 1998–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008)
2× Gold Glove Award (2002, 2003)
4× AL Hank Aaron Award (2001–2003, 2007)
5× AL home run leader (2001–2003, 2005, 2007)
2× MLB RBI leader (2002, 2007)
MLB batting champion (1996)
500 home run club
3,000 hit club
Salary. In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous record of $252 million). His current  salary is  $33,000,000.
Alexander Rodriguez will be paid $30 million more if he breaks the all-time home run record of 762.
He is on the first position in the chart lists the Major League Baseball players who have earned over $100 million total salary over their career (through the end of 2009 and not including bonuses) with $231,416,252.Besides Alexander Rodriguez is also proprietor of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas.
Teams: Seattle Mariners (1994–2000); Texas Rangers (2001–2003); New York Yankees (2004–present)
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Honors and Awards: 10× Silver Slugger Award (1996, 1998–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008). 2× Gold Glove Award (2002, 2003). 4× AL Hank Aaron Award (2001–2003, 2007)
Major works: World Series champion (2009), 3× AL MVP (2003, 2005, 2007), 14× All-Star (1996–1998, 2000–2008, 2010, 2011)

Life:


Origin: Alex was born in the Washington Heights section of New York City to a Dominican family. His parents, Victor and Lourdes Rodriguez, owned a shoe store and lived in a small apartment behind it.
Education: He sdudied at Everglades Elementary School in Miami.
Career highlights: Rodriguez was a star and most brilliant ballplayer of Westminster Christian High School. He was the first high school player to ever try out for Team USA in 1993, and was regarded as the top prospect in the country.
Rodriguez signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Miami and was also recruited by the university to play quarterback for its football team.
However soon Rodriguez turned down Miami’s baseball scholarship and never played college baseball, opting instead to sign with the Seattle Mariners.
Rodriguez was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the 1993 free-agent draft.
In 1994 he joined the Mariners and agreed to a $1.3 million, three-year contract.  Alexander Rodriguez made his major league debut on July 8, 1994, in Boston.
He became just the third 18-year-old Major League shortstop since 1900.
Rodriguez’s first successful season came in 1996, when he accumulated a league-best .358 batting average with 36 home runs.
In 1998 he had 42 homers and 46 stolen bases, making him the third-ever member of baseball’s “40-40 club”.
In 2000, he left the Mariners, signing a 10-year $252 million contract, what was then the richest-ever contract in professional sports with the Texas Rangers. With this team he was the AL’s home-run leader in 2001 and 2002.
He also was named the AL’s Most Valuable Player in 2003.  In 2004 Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees, where he moved to third base to play alongside Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. Rodriguez was again league MVP in 2005.
In 2005, Rodriguez hit .321, leading the American League with 124 runs and 48 HR while driving in 130 runs. He was again an All-Star in 2006.
The 2007 season marked the last year of Rodriguez’s 10-year, $252 million contract. He played 138 games during the 2008 season with a .302 average, 35 home runs.
In 2011, Rodriguez batted .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs prior to the All-Star break, and in 2012 batted 3-for-25 overall, and went 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts. In 2013, Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery in his hip to repair a torn labrum.
In 2013, MLB suspended him 211 games for his involvement in the scandal, but after an arbitration hearing, the suspension was reduced to 162 games.
On April 17, 2016, Rodriguez became the 19th player to make 12,000 career plate appearances.
2016 Contract Status: He is currently a free agent.
On March 2016 Rodriguez said that he plans to retire after next season.
Personal life: Rodriguez grew up with two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy, who were born in the Dominican Republic and are children from his mother’s first marriage.
His parents moved him and his two siblings, to the Dominican Republican when Alex was four, and then moved again to the Miami, Florida, area when he was eight.
When  Alex enrolled in Everglades Elementary School in Miami , he spoke Spanish only and had to learn English. He learned baseball from his father, who had been a baseball player in the Dominican pro baseball league. Alex Rodríguez was nine years old when his father, Victor, left the family and his parents divorced.
With the family finances tight, his mother, Lourdes Navarro, had to work two jobs, as a secretary and a waitress, so that she could send Alex to private school. At that time she and the three children lived in Kendall, Florida, a suburb of Miami.
Alex said about his mother: “She taught me the meaning of hard work and commitment.”
After his ninth birthday, Alex met Juan Diego Arteaga, who coached a youth-league baseball team.
Alex often turned to Arteaga for moral support. Rodriguez liked basketball, football and soccer, but baseball was his top sport.
On November 2, 2002 he married Cynthia Scurtis, who worked as a high school psychology teacher in Miami. The couple’s first child, Natasha Alexander, was born on November 18, 2004. On April 21, 2008, Cynthia gave birth to their second child, Ella Alexander, in Miami.
Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce on July 7, 2008 for the past three months, since the birth of their second daughter.  This came together with rumors, about a possible affair between Rodriguez and pop singer Madonna. Moreover Madonna and Rodriguez denied this rumors by saying they were “just friends.” Cynthia and Alex  finally settled their divorce in September 2008.
Rodriguez dated actress Kate Hudson in 2009.
Rodriguez has been carryied on a romantic relationship with actress Cameron Diaz. The pair started dating earlier this year, and  Cameron has finally started to refer to Alex as her boyfriend. Her friends say, that “She’s looking better than ever. She has that in-love glow.”
Later he has dated Torrie Wilson, former professional wrestler, and  split with her in 2015 Torrie Wilson after three years of dating.
On March 2016 forty-year-old Rodriguez is said to be dating Anne Wojcicki, the C.E.O. and co-founder of billion-dollar personal genomics analytics start-up 23andMe and the ex-wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin. They made their first public appearance on May 2, 2016 at the Met Ball.
Humanitarian. In 2003 Cinthya and Alex Rodriguez gave $3.9 million to the University of Miami for the renovation of its baseball stadium, and scholarship money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami.
In May of 2005, Alex and his wife donated $200,000 to the Children’s Aid Society in NY.
The same year, they donated enough money to the UNICEF branch in the Dominican Republic to fund and operate five daycares for a full year.
His favorite players were basketball’s Michael Jordan and baseball’s Cal Ripken Jr.
Zest: Nicknames: A-Rod, Pay Rod, E-Rod, A-FraudA-Rod”. Voted One of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2009 Rodriguez admitted that he used various performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003. Alex drives a Range Rover and a M. Benz SC 500. Alex’s store is Bergdorf-Goodman in NYC. Favorite Movies: Untouchables, Goodfellas, No Way Out. His favorite food: rice, pasta, salmon, and beans. Rodriguez buys and collects art.