Date of birth: July 27, 1975 (Age:
Place of birth: New York, York
Height: 6 ft. 3 in. (1.92 m)
Weight: 225 lb. (69 kg)
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975. He currently plays for the New York Yankees as a third baseman. Before playing for the Yankees, he played for the Rangers and the Mariners as a shortstop. He is considered to be one of the best players of all time.
Alexander Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, is the youngest player to hit 500 and 600 homeruns. Throughout his career, A-Rod has over 14 100-RBI seasons. He is also the all-time leading homerun hitter of Hispanic heritage. In 2007, he signed a 10 year contract with the New York Yankees worth $275 million. In 2009, A-Rod admitted to the use of steroids. He was suspended for 211 games, the longest non-lifetime suspension in MLB history.
September 20, 2013, A-Rod broke the record of most grand slams hit with 24 passing Lou Gehrig. In 2003, A-Rod gave $3.9 million to University of Miami.
Based in Bronx,the Yankees are a professional baseball team that belong to the American League of the Major League Baseball. The Yankees play in the East Division. They were founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 and were known as the Baltimore Orioles. In 1903 the team moved to New York City and changed their name to the Highlanders. It was 1913 when the Highlanders changed their name to the Yankees.
The New York Yankees are owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, which is controlled by the George Steinbrenner. He purchased the team in 1973. Joe Girardi, who is the former catcher, is the team's manager. Their home games were held at the Yankee Stadium until they moved to a new park with the same name. They have won the world series 27 times, earned the AL Pennants 40 times, and conquered the East Division Titles.