Alex Rodriguez - Baseball player

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Alex Rodriguez is a American Major League Baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees. He earlier played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez is measured one of the best all around baseball players of all time. He is the youngest player still to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth's proof by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI season in his occupation, more than any player in history. On September 24th, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpasses Sammy Sosa's mark of 609 HRs, and become the all-time head in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent.

In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees decided to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest agreement in baseball history. In February 2009, after previously denying use of presentation enhancing drugs, including during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez admit to using steroids, saying he use them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for the Texas warden due to what he called "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform.
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Date of Birth
July 27, 1975
Place of Birth
New York, New York
Bats
Right
Throws
Right
Batting average
.303
Home runs
612
Runs batted in
1,825
Awards
10× Silver Slugger Award winner,
4× AL Hank Aaron Award winner,
3× AL MVP,
2× Gold Glove Award winner,
World Series champion

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