Happy Birthday Alex Rodriguez: A Flashback to A-Rod’s Legacy on the Field

July, 27 2023 – Today marks an important day in the history of baseball, the birthday of the iconic baseball superstar, Alex Rodriguez. The baseball superstar turn 48-year-old today. Some of Alex’s major achievements are being a three-time American League MVP, a 14-time All-Star, and the youngest player to reach both 500 and 600 home runs.

Alexander Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975, to Lourdes and Victor Rodriguez in New York City. He moved to Miami in his teenage days and started playing baseball in high school. He became the star of his high school baseball team by delivering his best. Rodriguez was the number one overall pick in the amateur draft and was soon signed by the Seattle Mariners. He tore through the minor leagues and by the age of 20, he was Seattle’s starting shortstop.

“Once you saw him play even as a 20 year old kid, you realize you were seeing something special.”

Mike Vaccaro, New York Post Sports Columnist

Rodriguez was voted All-Star four times and was nicknamed A-Rod. In 2001 he signed the richest contract in baseball history, a ten-year $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers. Later in 2004, he was traded to the New York Yankees where is moved to third base. There, Rodriguez went on to become the youngest player ever to hit 500 and 600 home runs. 2009 was probably the best year for Rodriguez when he finally won a World Series Ring.

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