Alex Rodriguez

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Full Name Alex Rodriguez
Age 45 Years Old
Nick Name Alex, A-Rod, A-Fraud, The Cooler
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date July 27th, 1975
Birth Place New York City, New York

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Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez famed as Alex Rodriguez is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB) and has played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He is also known by the nickname "A-Rod". He started his MLB career from The Mariners when he was selected by the Mariners with the first overall pick in the 1993 MLB draft. He is a 14-time All-Star and won three American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards. After retirement as a player, he became a media personality. He has appeared in several television shows since then. In January 2017, CNBC announced Rodriguez would be the host of the show Back In The Game.

Jennifer Lopex Gives Off Major ’70s Vibes in Plunging Denim Jumpsuit & Summery Wedges

Jennifer Lopez is throwing it way back with her latest look. Jennifer stepped out alongside fiance Alex Rodriguez and their children in Miami today sporting a ’70s-inspired ensemble. The 49-year-old wore a low-cut denim jumpsuit with three-quarters sleeves and flared pant legs. Her shoes were beige suedelike wedges with a raffia sole. Lopez carried a snake-print Hermès Birkin bag and wore her hair pulled back into a sleek bun. The “Shades of Blue” actress accessorized with a black studded cuff bracelet, oversized hoop earrings and racing sunglasses. 

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez’s Daughter Natasha Duet on Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’

Jennifer Lopez sang harmonies with Alex Rodriguez Opens a New Window. ’s daughter Natasha as she sang Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” in an Instagram video on Friday, April 19. The former New York Yankee’s player, 43, shared the video that showed him holding up his phone to capture the moment as his 14-year-old strummed a ukulele and performed the 1986 hit while Lopez, 49, sat beside the teen and sang along. 

Famous For

For being the only baseball player in MLB history to have .295 batting average, over 600 home runs, over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, over 3,000 hits, and over 300 stolen bases. 

Birth Facts, Early Life, Birthday, Family, Wiki, Siblings, Education, And More

On 27th July 1975, Alex Rodriguez was born with the birth name of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez to Victor Rodriguez, and Lourdes Rodriguez in New York City, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is White. His zodiac sign is Leo. At present, his age is 43 but his age will be 44 on his upcoming birthday in July as of 2019. He grew up with his two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy from his mother's first marriage. He also has a half-brother, Victor M. Rodrigue from his father's next marriage. His family moved to the Dominican Republic when he was four years old. Then the family moved to Miami, Florida, where he grew up. Concerning his education, he attended Christopher Columbus High School and then Westminster Christian School. At Westminster Christian School, he was a star shortstop on the baseball team. He also played as a quarterback on the school's football team. He helped his college to win the high school national championship in his junior year. He became the first team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with nine home runs, 36 runs batted in and 35 stolen bases in 35 attempts in 33 games. He was selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and as Gatorade's national baseball student-athlete of the Year. He also became the first high school player to ever try out for the United States national baseball team. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Body Statistics (Height, Weight, Measurement, And More)

Alex Rodriguez is a very handsome baseball player with a tall height of 1.87 m i.e. 6 feet 1 and a half inches. He has a body weight of 229 lbs i.e. 104 kg. He has an average body build. He has hazel eyes and his hair color is dark brown. His other body measurement will be updated soon. 

Career (Beginning-Present)

  • Alex began his career from his high school. 
  • Later, the Seattle Mariners selected him with the first overall selection of the 1993 MLB draft. 
  • The Mariners signed him to a 3-year contract for $1.3 million, and a $1 million signing bonus. 
  • He made his professional baseball debut with the Appleton Foxes of the Class A Midwest League in the minor league. 
  • Then, he was then promoted to the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League.
  • He was later, promoted to the major leagues. 
  • On 8th July 1994, he made his MLB debut as a starting shortstop.
  • He became the third 18-years old major league shortstop since 1990. 
  • He was also the first 18-year-old major league in 10 years and the youngest position player in Seattle history. 
  • He was assigned to Calgary Cannons and Tacoma Rainers of the PCL during the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
  • He was the first major league shortstop to win a batting title since 1960 and the first in the AL since 1944.
  • He became the youngest shortstop in All-Star Game history at 20 years and 11 months. 
  • He was selected as their Major League Player of the Year by the Sporting News and Associated Press in 1996. 
  • In the year 1997, he became the second Mariner and fifth youngest player in history to hit for the cycle.
  • In the year 1998, he became the third member of the 40-40 club and one of just 3 shortstops in history to hit 40 home runs in a season. 
  • In the year 1998, he was selected as Players Choice AL Player of the Year.
  • He was the youngest-ever player then to record 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, at 23 years and 309 days old. 
  • He became the only shortstop to have 100 runs RBI, and walks in the same season in the 2000 season.
  • He became a free agent after 2000 season with the Mariners.
  • Texas had fallen to the last place in their division in 2000.
  • He then signed with the Texas Rangers with the most lucrative contract in sports history. 
  • He signed a 10-year deal worth $252 million making the deal $63 million more than the second-richest baseball deal.
  • In the year 2001, he became the first player since 1932 with 50 homers and 200 hits in a season. 
  • He also became the sixth youngest to ever reach 50 homes. 
  • In the year 2002, he won his first Gold Glove Award while at The Texas Rangers.
  • His 109 home runs in 2001-2002 are the most ever by an American League right-handed batter in consecutive seasons. 
  • He won his second Gold Glove  Award in 2003 leading the American League in home runs, runs scored, and slugging percentage. 
  • The Rangers traded Alex to the New York Yankees for the second baseman Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later in February 2005.
  • The Rangers agreed to pay $67 million of the $179 million left on his contract. 
  • He agreed to switch positions from shortstop to third base as Derek Jeter was already assigned to the shortstop position.
  • During his first season with the Yankees, he became the youngest player ever to reach the 350 home runs mark and the third youngest to reach the 1,000 RBI plateau. 
  • In the year 2005, he became the first Yankee to win the American League home run title since Reggie Jackson in 1980.
  • In June 2005, he became the youngest player in MLB history to reach the 400 HR mark.
  • He became the fifth player to win the "League Award" with two different teams. 
  • He hit his 500th career home run against Kansas City Royals in August 2007.
  • Sports Illustrated reported that Rodriguez tested positive for testosterone and the anabolic steroid Primobolan in 2003.
  • He later admitted that he used steroid from 2001 to 2003.
  • He was scheduled to represent the Dominican Republic in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. 
  • But, he was forced to withdraw when an MRI revealed a cyst in his right hip. 
  • It was also discovered that he was also suffering from a torn labrum in the same hip. 
  • The two surgeries kept him out of action for months.
  • He also suffered injuries in the 2012 and 2013 season that kept him out for months.
  • He returned with the Yankees in August 2013 but was suspended by MLB through the 2014 season pending an appeal for his role in Biogenesis scandal. 
  • His suspension was upheld for the entire 2014 regular season and postseason when he was found to have violated the league's Performance Enhancing Drugs policy. 
  • In 2014, Brian Cashman announced that Rodriguez would no longer serve as an everyday third man baseman after the team signed Chase Headey and would instead become a designated hitter.
  • He issued a hand-written letter of apology to "Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the Players Association and you, the fans" on 17 February 2015. 
  • He played his first game after suspension as a designated hitter against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. 
  • He became the fifth-oldest player to hit three home runs in one game when he hit three home runs against the Twins in Minnesota in July 2015. 
  • He announced on 7th August 2016 that he would play in his final game for the Yankees on 12th August against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
  • The club commemorated his final game as a Yankee.
  • After his retirement, he became a media personality where he served as a broadcaster for Fox Sports 1.
  • He also served as a member of the ABC News network.
  • In the year 2018, he joined Sunday Night Baseball.
  • He became the host of the show Back in The Game on CNBC from March 2018.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Talking about his private life, Alex Rodriguez is a married person. He was married to a psychology graduate, Cynthia Scurtis. They got married in 2002. The couple had two children, Natasha Alexander, and Ella Alexander. His wife, Cynthia filed for divorce in July 2008.  He was also romantically linked with an American singer Madonna. But, Madonna denied the rumors. He started dating singer Jennifer Lopez in February 2017. They first met at a MET Gala in 2017. They announced their engagement in March 2019. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

As of 2019, his net worth is estimated have $350 million. Rodriguez and the New York Yankees extended his contract in November 2007 to a 10-year deal worth $275 million. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but it will be updated soon. He has also appeared in commercials for Pepsi Cola, Guitar Hero World Tour, Nike, Radio Shack, among others. He is an investor for eSports team NRG Esports. He is satisfied with his earnings.