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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez 13 3B

New York Yankees

  • Status: Restricted List
  • Full Name: Alexander Enmanuel Rodriguez
  • Age: 39 (July 27, 1975)
  • Birthplace: New York, NY
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 1 (1993, SEA)
  • MLB Debut: 07/08/1994
  • School: Westminster Christian School, Miami, FL
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Alex Rodriguez Stats Summary

Alex Rodriguez Career Stats

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Alex Rodriguez Awards and Honors

Alex Rodriguez  13 3B

  • Full Name: Alexander Enmanuel Rodriguez
  • Born: July 27, 1975
  • Age: 39
  • Birthplace: New York, NY
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 1 (1993, SEA)
  • School: Westminster Christian School, Miami, FL
  • MLB Debut: 07/08/1994
Full name is Alexander Enmanuel Rodriguez... has two daughters, Natasha (5) and Ella (1)... signed by Fernando Arguelles... had outstanding three-year career at Westminster Christian High School in Miami, Fla. (graduated in 1993)... batted .419 with 17HR, 70RBI and 90SB in 100 games as team went 86-13-1... was first team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with 9HR, 36RBI and 35SB (in 35 attempts) in 33 games... selected as the USA Baseball Junior "Player of the Year" and as Gatorade's "National Baseball Student Athlete of the Year"... was the first high school player to try out for Team USA in 1993 and also play with U.S. Junior National Squad that summer... participated in Little League and American Legion programs... also played basketball and football in high school... hobbies include basketball, golf and boating... favorite players growing up were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy and Cal Ripken, Jr...Joined the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade in 1982 at the age of 7 and remained a member until the day he was drafted in 1993... since reaching the Major Leagues, has worked extensively with the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, dedicating time, effort and resources toward its continued development... created the Alex Rodriguez Evening with the All-Stars in 1998... five benefits have since been hosted, raising over 00,000 for the Club ... has also served as a national spokespersons for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America... championed Campaign 3 p.m., which is the Boys & Girls Clubs national initiative to enroll every child in America in an afterschool program... hosted a two-hour clinic at the Boys & Girls Club in November 2007 for approximately 85 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 14 on a field named after him...In 2007, personally donated 00,000 to the Alex Rodriguez Learning Center which opened in January 2010... the 8,000 square foot educational facility for the advancement of literacy, computer study and math, includes three separate classrooms, a computer technology lab and a research technology lab with 25 computers... an additional wing houses the teen center with a study hall with computers and a teen lounge with games, a big screen television and books...In January of 2003, donated .9 million to the University of Miami... the money was directed to construction costs stemming from the remodeling of the baseball stadium, as well as scholarship money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade... one student from the Club will be awarded a four-year scholarship to the University each year... the scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity, so an unlimited number of children benefit from this donation... in 2005, donated 00,000 to the Children's Aid Society, a New York City-based children's advocacy and charity group... his donation supported the placement of therapists into schools located in Washington Heights-the neighborhood in which Alex was born... the donation will fund the project for an entire school year... also in 2005, Alex donated 0,000 to the Dominican Republic branch of UNICEF... this donation fully funded five day-care centers outside of Santo Domingo... these five centers were able to purchase enough school supplies, food and personal hygiene products for one full year, with over 1,500 students benefiting from his contribution...Is dedicated to positively impacting families in distress by supporting programs focusing on improved quality of life, education and mental health... teamed up with hip-hop icon Jay-Z on 11/15/06 to host a celebrity poker tournament with over 00,000 in proceeds going to charitable endeavors of both men... co-hosted Family Fun Day at the Miami Seaquarium in January 2007 with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida... authored a children's picture book in February 2007, "Out of the Ballpark," published in English and Spanish... hosted a book signing at FAO Schwartz in Manhattan on 7/20/07 and read to a group of 9 year olds... participated in a Q & A session with Michael Kay for 500 kids from local community groups at Niketown in New York on 8/1/07...Received a 2007 Thurman Munson Award for his accomplishments on the field and his philanthropic work within the community... was also honored with the 2008 Sid Mercer Award, presented by the New York chapter of the BBWAA to their "Player of the Year"... was presented the Key to the City by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on 8/16/07 during an on-field, pregame ceremony in recognition of his 500th home run...Was presented with a plaque by the United Youth Baseball League on 4/4/08 after donating 0,000 to the league to help pay for field fees, insurance and uniforms for the kids... spoke to 2,000 local Bronx kids about the importance of education and practice in life at Macombs Dam Park, adjacent to Yankee Stadium in July 2008... held a hitting clinic at a youth sports complex in Mexico City in November 2008...Donated 50,000 towards the completion of the new Pediatric Outpatient Unit at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City in 2008, aimed at providing quality medical attention for local children who are not covered by insurance... also pledged another 50,000 over the next five years to fund the Community DentCare Network from the Columbia University College of Dentistry, sponsoring mobile vans in the Bronx and Washington Heights areas that provide dental care and education to those who cannot otherwise afford it...Joined actor Richard Gere as coaches for an All-Star Little League game at Franz Sigel Park in the Bronx on 6/6/09... served as "Chef-for-a-Day" with Cody Ransom and GM Brian Cashman on 7/1 at El Nuevo Caridad Restaurant in Washington Heights, feeding nearly 50 neighborhood kids... played in community stickball game across from Yankee Stadium on 8/29/09 ... Collected donations from fans at the Yankees' 16th Annual Holiday Food Drive on 12/17/09 at Yankee Stadium ... hosted six high-achieving students from the Bronx Preparatory Charter School ("Bronx Prep") for a private lunch at Yankee Stadium on 8/8/10... rehabbed from knee surgery in the Minors with Class A Advanced Tampa Aug. 12-13, 2011 before joining Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.