Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican American baseball player. He currently plays third base for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.
Rodriguez is considered one of the best all–around baseball players of all time. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939.
In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous record of $252 million).¹
Unfortunately, his numerous ties to PEDs and his apparent inability to produce without them has called into question all his past accomplishments. Let's hope history will look upon him kindly.
A-Rod was named the American League's Most Valuable Player three times, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Below are his MVP stats. For his career stats, click here.
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