Alexander Rodriguez Birth Details
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975, in the Washington Heights section of New York City.
Alexander Rodriguez Pet Name
Alexander Rodriguez is popular by his nickname A-Rod.
Importance of Alexander Rodriguez
Alexander Rodriguez is an American citizen of Dominican ancestry. Alexander Rodriguez is very popular as a powerful baseman for the New York Yankees baseball club.
Alexander Rodriguez Early Life
- Rodriguez and his parents moved to their native Dominican Republic. Alexander Rodriguez was four years old at that time.
- Three years later Alexander Rodriguez family shifted to Miami, Florida, where Alexander Rodriguez father abandoned Rodriguez and Alexander Rodriguez mother and Alexander Rodriguez shifted to New Jersey.
- Alexander Rodriguez s favorite baseball players in his childhood were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken. Alexander Rodriguez favorite team was the New York Mets.
Alexander Rodriguez Career
- Rodriguez was a star and most brilliant player of Westminster Christian High School. Alexander Rodriguez was the first high school player who tried for Team USA in 1993.
- So Alexander Rodriguez was regarded as the foremost hope of the country.
- Alexander Rodriguez was recruited by the University of Miami to play quarterback for its football team. Rodriguez donated $3.9 million to the University of Miami to renovate the stadium.
- The reconstructed stadium is named 'Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park.' Rodriguez is still very passionate for University of Miami and frequently seen there in sporting events.
- Alexander Rodriguez was honored by the University of Miami's Edward T. Foote II Alumnus of Distinction Award in 2007.
- Alexander Rodriguez became very popular as third baseman for the New York Yankees baseball club, after playing shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.
Achievements of Alexander Rodriguez
- In 1993, Alex Rodriguez was signed by Roger Jongewaard as Alexander Rodriguez finished his high school. Alexander Rodriguez made his major league debut on July 8, 1994, in Boston. Alexander Rodriguez was 18 years of age.
- Alexander Rodriguez was the first 18-year-old major league player and the youngest position player in Seattle history.
- Starting from 1996, till 2007 Alexander Rodriguez is the leading champion of Major League Baseball in home runs, runs scored, runs batted in, total bases and extra-base hits. Alexander Rodriguez is presently first in runs scored and total bases.
- Alexander Rodriguez holds second position in extra base hits and RBI, and stands 4th in hits among all players in baseball history.
- In Alexander Rodriguez career Rodriguez has broken all records of HR, RBI, runs scored and more base hits as compared the previous champions like Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, and Pete Rose.
- Alexander Rodriguez is also the youngest player in history of base ball to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record set by Jimmie Foxx in 1939.
- Alexander Rodriguez has been rated as the best all-around player, presently in baseball.
- On December 13, 2007, Alexander Rodriguez signed a 10-year contract with the Yankees. The contract is worth $275 million.
- Alexander Rodriguez will be paid $30 million more if Alexander Rodriguez breaks the all-time home run record of 762. If it so happens, it will be the richest contract in baseball history.
Alexander Rodriguez Personal Life
- Rodriguez had a brother, Joe and a sister, Suzy.
- They were half his age, born in the Dominican Republic.
- They belonged to Alexander Rodriguez mother's first marriage.
- Alexander Rodriguez married Cynthia Scurtis, on November 2, 2002. Cynthia Scurtis is a psychologist. The couple is blessed with two children, Natasha Alexander, born on November 18, 2004 and Ella Alexander, born on April 21, 2008.
- On May 27, 2007, Alexander Rodriguez was seen enjoying at strip club with a blonde woman. She was identified as Joslyn Noel Morse, featured in Playboy's 2001 magazine "Playboy's Casting Calls."
- In 2008 July Alexander Rodriguez and his wife decided to separate after having problems since the birth of their second daughter.
- There were rumors about a possible affair between A-Rod and pop singer Madonna.
- Cynthia Scurtis and Alexander Rodriguez filed for divorce on July 7, 2008. Cynthia Scurtis demanded alimony and equal distribution of assets. Cynthia Scurtis wanted him to accept responsibilities of child private and school tuition, life and health insurance. Cynthia Scurtis has also sought retention of their $12-million marital home in Coral Gables, Florida.
- Alexander Rodriguez is also proprietor of a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas.