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Alex Rodriguez Biography

Birth Name:
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Pro baseball player

Fast Facts

  • Played high-school baseball and football with future Yankees teammate Doug Mientkiewicz
  • Signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Miami, but opted to play professional baseball instead
  • In 2003, he donated $3
  • 9 million to the school to fund baseball stadium renovations as well as scholarships for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami
  • In December 2000, he inked one of the most lucrative deals in sports history, joining the Texas Rangers for $252 million over 10 years
  • In 2001, he became the first player since 1932 to have 50 home runs and 200 hits in a season
  • Authored a children's picture book, Out of the Ballpark, published in both English and Spanish in 2007
  • Serves as one of three national spokespersons for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, along with Colin Powell and Denzel Washington
  • Owns a Mercedes-Benz dealership outside of Houston

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