Quick Facts of Alex Rodriguez
|Full Name||Alex Rodriguez|
|Net Worth||$350 Million|
|Date of Birth||1975 /07 /27|
|Birthplace||New York City, New York|
|Profession||Professional Baseball Shortstop|
|Spouse||Cynthia Scurtis (M. 2002, D. 2008)|
|Height||6ft 3inches (1.91m)|
|Weight||101 Kg (222lbs)|
|Education||Christopher Columbus High School|
|Online Presence||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook|
|Children||Ella Alexander (B. 2004), Natasha Alexander (B. 2008)|
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Alex Rodriguez is a former American professional baseball shortstop and also, the third baseman. He is well-known for playing in the Major League Baseball from the New York Yankees. Moreover, most of Alex’s career play has been with the New York Yankees and he is one of the highly recommended prospects.
Alex is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He is a right hands batsman as well as a right-hand thrower. Alex has the career credit of 299 batting average, 661 home runs, 1933 runs, and 2962 hits. For more details about his career, personal life, family, children, earnings, and net worth, you can scroll down below.
Who Is Alex Rodriguez? His Bio & Wiki
Alexander Emmanuel “Alex” Rodriguez, popularly perceived as Alex Rodriguez. Moreover, He is an American professional baseball infielder playing in the Major League Baseball from the New York Yankees. Moreover, Alex is identified in number 13 t-shirt and, also known with the nickname of A-Rod.
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We always strive to be the best, but it helps when you also can learn from the best. Tim McCarver is one of my baseball mentors and true icon in our sport. I've listened to him for hundreds of games and 20+ World Series. He's the gold standard and the best that's ever done it. Accurate, authentic and always fair. And he always did it with humility and a tremendous work ethic. It has been my great pleasure to call him a friend and mentor for so many years. Thank you, Tim. #mlb #mentor #legend
Alex was born on 27th of July, 1975, in Washington Heights, New York City, New York, United States. He is the only son of Lourdes Navarro and Victor Rodriguez. They owned a shoe store and lived behind that store. Later, they move to Miami and settled there when he was only 4 years old. Moreover, Alex loved playing baseball and when his father left the family for work in New York, baseball became his sole solace.
Spring training is right around the corner — can you tell I miss it?
Concerning about Alex’s knowledge, He attended the Christopher Columbus High School and Westminster Christian School. At the age of 17, Alex turned down University of Miami’s baseball scholarship and instead signed with the Seattle Mariners and became their number one overall pick of the amateur draft in 1993. He also signed it for 3 seasons at $1.6 Million.
Inside Of Alex Rodriguez’ Baseball Career
Talking about Alex Rodriguez’s profession, Alex made his debut appearance with Seattle Mariners at the age of 18 in 1994, playing shortstop in a game against the Red Sox at Fenway. In the following year, he had hit his first home run against Kansas City at Kingdome. Later in 1995, he was assigned to Seattle’s Triple-A club and was made the starting shortstop of the team. Alex made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated, a headline saying “Short Story: Jeter and Rodriguez head up the finest group of short sports since WWII”.
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Some guys were just born to hit. Couple that with an incredible work ethic and desire to succeed, and what you end up with is… Edgar Martinez, the best DH of all time. . Congrats to Edgar, wife Holli and their three children of today’s election into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Through the early years of my career, I feel like I was one of Edgar’s kids. I remember walking into the Kingdome as a wide-eyed 17-year-old who couldn’t wait to meet the greatest right-handed hitter I had ever seen. . Edgar, I know I drove you crazy on flights and in the clubhouse in those days ?. I learned so much about hitting from you and that’s a debt I can never repay. You didn’t just have a doctorate in hitting. You had the equivalent of a PhD from Harvard. It’s fitting that the only guy on the planet who could consistently hit Mariano Rivera (10-for-16) is getting inducted with him on the same day. . It was such a treat to watch you daily in the batting cage, in the video room, and working on your vision exercises. That’s what made you so amazing. You had bad legs, poor eyesight and still hit .356. . You were an incredible influence on my career and this election was long overdue. I am beyond excited that you will be enshrined in July. #congrats #mentor #papi
Alex became the Sports News and Associated Press’s selection for the Major League Player of the Year in 1997 and almost became the Youngest Most Valuable Player in the baseball history in that season but, lost the title to Juan Gonzalez. From 1998-2000, he was selected as Players Choice AL Player of the Year. Alex also won his 2nd Silver Slugger Award and became the Major League Player of the Year by Baseball America. Moreover, he had an average of 301, 42 home runs and 111 RBI.
Alex Rodriguez With New York Yankees
Alex signed with Texas Rangers in 2001, it was worth $252 Million, the most lucrative sports contract ever in the history. He pounded White Sox 16-6, and he made his 200th and 201st home runs. Later in 2003, Alex became the youngest player to hit 300 homers and won Babe Ruth Home Run Award. He was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004 and switched to third base. Alex had hit 286 with 36 home runs, 106 runs batted in, 112 runs scored and 28 stolen bases in the first season.
During Game 6 of the ALCS with Boston in 2004, Alex had hit a dribbler to Arroyo and slapped the ball out of his glove. Alex was called for interference and ruled out, Yankees lost the game. Later in 2005, he had hit 321, leading the American League with 124 runs and 48 HR runs and became the first Yankee to win the American League home run. Also, Alex was the 5th player to win an MVP award.
Moreover, Alex was an All-Star in 2006 and was 4th in the league in RBIs 121 and 8th in home runs. He had at least 100 runs, 35 home runs and 100 RBIs in 9 consecutive seasons. Later in 2007, he had hit his 500th career home run. He was also the first and only player in MLB history to ever hit 500 home runs for 3 different teams. Alex won the Players Choice Award for Outstanding AL Player.
How Much Is Alex Rodriguez’s Salary & Net Worth?
The tall, handsome, and famous baseball player, Alex Rodriguez has an estimated net worth of $350 Million as of 2019. Moreover, Alex’s monthly gross salary is $33 Million. Besides this, he has earned a handsome amount of money from his baseball career with the Yankees and his career statistics have been very impressive as of present.
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 21, 2019
Rodriguez is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Moreover, Alex has 151.3k followers on Facebook. He also has 2.2 Million followers on Instagram as well as, he has 1.21 Million followers on Twitter. Besides this, he has a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 m) and weighs around 101 kg (222lbs). His shoe size is 11.5 (US) and, has a Brown hair color with Green eye color.
Lifetime Accomplishments And Awards
Alex Rodriguez is a 12-time AL All-Star winner and 10-time AL Silver Slugger Award winner. Moreover, Alex had twice been Seattle Mariners Player of the Year and, also a 3-time Babe Ruth Home Run Award winner.
Alex has named Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year, Midwest League All-Star, The Sporting News Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Year and this season in Baseball Awards: Player of the Year.
Charity And Marketing
Later in 2003, Alex Rodriguez gave $3.9 Million to the University of Miami to renovate its baseball stadium. Besides this, the new facility renamed “Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field”. He also remains an ardent University of Miami fan.
Despite not having attended the school, Alex received the University of Miami’s Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction Award in 2007 as an honorary student. Previously, he had named an “honorary alumnus” of the university in 2004. Rodriguez is a member of the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees.
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— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) November 27, 2018
Furthermore, Alex starred in a Pepsi Cola commercial as a truck driver in a fleet of delivery trucks simulating players in a baseball game. At the end of the commercial, when Rodriguez drives his vehicle to make a catch, he is told by his approving partner in the truck that he has a future in the beverage delivery business.
Who Is Alex Rodriguez’s Wife? Know About His Relationships & Affairs
Coming up to Alex Rodriguez’s personal life, Alex tied the knot with Cynthia Scurtis, a psychology graduate in 2002. The duo first met at a gym in Miami, Florida. Furthermore, the couple’s first child, Natasha Alexander, was born on November 18, 2004. Besides this, Cynthia gave birth to their second child, Ella Alexander, in Miami, Florida on April 21, 2008.
Unfortunately, Cynthia filed for divorce on July 7, 2008, calling “emotional abandonment” of her and their children and “extra-marital affairs and other marital misconduct” by her husband. Alex responded in court documents that the marriage “irretrievably broken”. But, requested that affirmations of his “extra-marital relationships” stricken from court records.
Besides, the pair reached a settlement that September. Later in July, Madonna responded to rumors of a relationship with Alex Rodriguez by issuing a statement saying,
“I am not romantically involved in any way with Alex Rodriguez” and has “nothing to do with the state of his marriage”.
As of February 2017, Alex has dated Jennifer Lopez. Besides this, he used to own a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas. And in his free time, he buys and collects art. Rodriguez is an investor for eSports team NRG Esports. As previously mentioned, Alex and Jeter’s friendship had cooled in recent years. However, they have grown close again as of 2011. Rodriguez was represented by sports agent Dan Lozano in 2011.
Despite, Alex has been in relationships with Anne Wojcicki (2016 to 2017), Demi Moore (2012), Cameron Diaz (2010 to 2011), Kate Hudson (2009) and Madonna (2008). Currently, Alex is in a romantic relationship with WWE Diva Torrie Wilson.
Rumours And Controversies With Alex Rodriguez
In Alex Rodriguez’s career is full of awards, accolades and record-breaking achievements. But, it is also clouded with controversies over using performance-enhancing drugs, getting involved with cocaine consumption, underground poker games etc. Besides this, Alex has always been the favorite topic of tabloid gossip because of his illicit sexual affairs with madams, prostitutes, and exotic dancers.
Alex has banned from the games for 2013 and 2014, for his prominent involvement in the Biogenesis Scandal. Hence, his aspiration to outdo greatness and define his time is yet to take his baseball career to greater heights.