|Popular Name:||Alex Rodriguez|
|Birth Name:||Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez|
|Birth Date:||27th July 1975|
|Birth Place:||Washington Heights, New York, USA|
|Spouse:||Cynthia Scurtis (m. 2002–2008)|
|Children:||Ella Alexander Rodriguez And Natasha Alexander Rodriguez|
|Profession:||Ex Professional Baseball Player|
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
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Alex Rodriguez is an ex-professional baseball player and TV personality whose net worth is estimated at $350 million.
Alex Rodriguez had played for the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners but was prominently known for his time with the New York Yankees. Read on as we give you details of Alex Rodriguez’s biography and how the ex-baseball star gained popularity.
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Alex Rodriguez Childhood
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on the 27th of July in 1975 in Washington Heights, Manhattan. His folks, Victor and Lourdes, were Dominicans.
He has two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy from his mom’s first marriage. When Alex was four years, the family moved to the Dominican Republic, then to Miami and Florida.
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As a kid, Alex’s father gave him a plastic bat and an elastic ball. A-Rod would rehearse his swing each opportunity he got. While in Miami, Alex played baseball with friends consistently until he became a member of a youth baseball team.
He joined the Boys and Girls Club where he drove his team to a National title victory. His preferred players, while growing up, were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken Jr. His preferred team was the New_York_Mets
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Rodriguez schooled in Miami’s Christopher Columbus High School for his first year. He transferred to Westminster Christian School, where he was a star on the baseball team and played quarterback position on the American football team.
In 100 secondary school baseball games, he batted .419 with 90 stolen bases. Westminster won the secondary school national championship during his junior year and he was named USA Baseball’s Junior Player of the Year and Gatorade’s national baseball student-athlete of the year.
As a senior, he was a first-team All-American. Before Alex even graduated, he was attracting heaps of attention from Major League scouts.
In 1993, he became the first secondary school player to ever try out for the U.S. national baseball team.
Leaving secondary school, Rodriguez was the top baseball prospect in America. He went on to pen his signature on a letter of Intent to play baseball for the University of Miami and was selected to play quarterback for the Hurricanes football team.
Be that as it may, he turned down Miami’s sponsorship deal in favor of the Seattle Mariners in the wake of being chosen in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft. He was 17.
Alex Rodriguez Career
Rodriguez started spring training in February of 1994. He made his debut as a shortstop on July 8, 1994. Alex was only the third 18-year-old shortstop in baseball since 1900.
While with the Mariners, Alex Rodriguez broke numerous records and turned into the headliner before leaving the team in 2000 for the Texas Rangers.
Rodriguez played for the Rangers from 2001 to 2003, building the foundation of what would become Alex Rodriguez net worth. During this time he set numerous personal precedents, regardless of the Rangers emerging last in the AL Western division.
Before 2004, Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees and played the baseman position in light of the fact that the full-time shortstop for the team was Derek Jeter.
During Rodriguez’s career with the Yankees, he was AL MVP in 2005 and 2007. He turned the youngest player of all time to hit 500 home runs, arriving at the milestone in 2007.
He was instrumental in the Yankees’ 2009 World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez’s only world title.
Toward the twilight of his career, Rodriguez was hindered by hip and knee issues, which restricted him to a designated batter. He played his last game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016. Rodriguez officially retired in 2017.
After resigning from professional baseball, Rodriguez became a media personality. He had broadcast for Fox_Sports_1, showed up on Shark_Tank, and was a member of the ABC_News network. In January 2018, ESPN reported that A-Rod would join the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team.
In 2007, Rodriguez denied utilizing performance-upgrading drugs. In February 2009, he confessed to utilizing steroids from 2001 to 2003 when he was with the Rangers.
While recouping from a hip physical issue in 2013, Rodriguez stood out as truly newsworthy by fighting with the team and board over his rehabilitation and for having allegedly gotten performance-upgrading drugs as a major aspect of the Bio-genesis baseball outrage.
In August 2013, MLB suspended him for 211 games for his inclusion in the scandal, yet he was allowed to play while sorting the issue.
Had the first suspension been maintained, it would have been the longest suspension in Major League Baseball history. After a hearing, the suspension was eventually diminished.
Age, Weight, and Height
Rodriguez is currently 45 years old, weighs 104kg, and is 1.9m tall.
Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
Alex Rodriguez net worth is an estimated $350 million. During his career, Alex earned $441 million in baseball. He did sign some contracts considered to be the biggest in sports history.
At his pinnacle, he earned $33 million every year in salary. His 2000 contract agreement with the Texas Rangers was the biggest signing at the time, as it was worth $252 million.
In 2007 Rodriguez signed another, $275 million contract with the Yankees, extending his record for the most lucrative contract in baseball history. A-Rod also has investments in some New York buildings
Rodriguez wedded Cynthia Scurtis in 2002. They met at an exercise center in Miami. Their first kid, Natasha Alexander, was birthed on November 18, 2004, while their second child, Ella Alexander, on April 21, 2008.
Cynthia sought legal separation on July 7, 2008, on the grounds of emotional abandonment of her and their kids, extramarital issues, and other conjugal misconduct.
Rodriguez responded by saying that his marriage was “irretrievably broken,” and mentioned that the allegation has been struck out from court.
Alex started dating Jennifer Lopez in February 2017. In March 2019 A-Rod and JLo announced their engagement.