Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, born on July 27, 1975, is a former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman, and a businessman from the United States. Rodriguez played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners from 1994 to 2000, the Texas Rangers from 2001 to 2003, and the New York Yankees from 2004 to 2016. Rodriguez is the chairman and C.E.O. of A-Rod Corp, as well as the chairman of Presidente beer. He is currently negotiating the purchase of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. We are right here to help you celebrate his special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

Nickname:

A-Rod, Pay Rod, E-Rod

Birth date:

July 27, 1975

Age:

47

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

6' 3"

Relationship Status:

Single

Net Worth:

$350 million

Alexander's Social Media:

Background

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez was born on July 27, 1975, in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood to Dominican immigrants Victor and Lourdes Rodriguez. He was raised alongside two half-siblings from his mother’s previous marriage, Joe and Suzy. His family relocated to the Dominican Republic when he was four years old, then to Miami, Florida. Rodriguez’s childhood heroes included Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken Jr., and his favorite team was the New York Mets. Rodriguez transferred to Westminster Christian School at the end of his freshman year at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, where he was a star shortstop on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team. In 100 games, he batted .419 and stole 90 bases. In his junior year, Westminster won the high school national championship. As a senior, he was a first-team prep All-American, hitting .505 with nine home runs, 36 R.B.I.s, and 35 stolen bases in 35 attempts in 33 games.

Rodriguez was the first high school player to try out for the United States national baseball team in 1993. He was chosen in the first round of the amateur draft in 1993. Rodriguez chose the Seattle Mariners over the University of Miami as his team. He then made his professional debut in 1994 as a minor leaguer. At 18, he was the youngest player in Major League Baseball. Rodriguez’s first major league hit came on July 9, 1994, when he picked Sergio Valdez. He split time with the Tacoma Rainiers and the Calgary Cannons during the 1995 season. In 1997, he hit 300, with 23 home runs and 84 R.B.I.s. Rodriguez was named Major League Player of the Year by Sporting News and the Associated Press. He was chosen by the fans to start the All-Star Game at shortstop for the A.L. team, making him the first player after Ripken to do so in 13 years.

In 1999, Rodriguez had a .310 average, 42 home runs, and 111 R.B.I.s. His 43.9 power/speed number was the highest single-season power/speed number then. In 2000, he was the youngest-ever player to record 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases. Baseball America named Rodriguez the league’s Major League Player of the Year. He set a career-high with 100 walks and became the first shortstop to have 100 runs, R.B.I.s, and walks in the same season. He signed a 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez won his second Babe Ruth Home Run Award and first Gold Glove Award. He was traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano in 2004. The trade was only the second time in M.L.B. history that a reigning M.V.P. was traded. Rodriguez is one of only two players to compile at least 35 home runs, 100 runs, and 100 R.B.I.s in eight consecutive seasons. His 47 home runs from third base set an American League record for a single season. Rodriguez also scored at least 100 runs for the tenth consecutive season in 2005.

Career timeline

1993
He Signs With the Seattle Mariners

Rodriguez agrees to terms with the Settles Mariners on a three-year, guaranteed contract worth approximately $1.6 million.

1999
He Breaks Records at 23

Rodriguez has a .310 average, 42 home runs, and 111 R.B.I.s and is the youngest player in history to have 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases at the age of 23 years and 309 days.

2003
He Wins His Second Golden Glove

Rodriguez wins his second consecutive Glove Award after leading the American League in home runs, runs scored, and slugging percentage.

2009
He Wins a Babe Ruth Award

During the season's final game, Rodriguez hits two home runs in the sixth inning, driving in seven runs and setting an American League record for most R.B.I.s by a batter in a single inning, for which he wins the Babe Ruth Award as the 2009 postseason M.V.P.

2018
He Invests in Corporate Development Projects

Rodriguez invests in Petros Pace Finance, a financier of eco-friendly corporate development projects, and also joins the Sunday Night Baseball team and launches “The Corp” podcast with Dan “Big Cat” Katz and Barstool Sports.

2020
He FeatureS in a Super Bowl Commercial

Rodriguez appears in a Super Bowl commercial for Presidente beer, highlighting the beer's Dominican pride.

Why We Love Alex Rodriguez

  1. He is a philanthropist

    Rodriguez donated $1 million to the Miami-Dade Boys & Girls Club, which is constructing a cutting-edge educational center for students. Rodriguez donated $3.9 million to the University of Miami in 2003 to renovate its baseball stadium.

  2. He is one of the greatest players

    Rodriguez was one of the most talented young players scouts had ever seen. He is now regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

  3. He is a modest person

    Rodriguez has broken numerous records and amassed vast fortunes as a result of his baseball career and business ventures. However, he remains a humble and down-to-earth individual.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He won a Sports Emmy

    Rodriguez is an M.L.B. studio analyst for FOX Sports, and he won an Emmy Award for his baseball commentating at the 38th annual Sports Emmys.

  2. He was a judge on “Shark Tank”

    In 2017, Rodriguez appeared as a guest judge on “Shark Tank,” and the same year, he joined A.B.C. News as a contributor to “A.B.C. World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline.”

  3. He owns a Mercedes car dealership

    Rodriguez owns a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas, and he enjoys buying and collecting art in his spare time.

  4. He has the most 100-R.B.I. seasons

    Rodriguez has 14 seasons with at least 100 R.B.I.s, more than any other player in history.

  5. He signed the most expensive contract

    Rodriguez agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract with the New York Yankees, the richest contract in M.L.B. history.

Alex Rodriguez FAQs

Are Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez married?

Lopez and Rodriguez got engaged in March 2020. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the couple planned to marry in Italy in June 2020 but split in April 2021.

Where is Alex Rodriguez now?

Rodriguez recently became a part-owner of the N.B.A.’s Minnesota Timberwolves, and he is also on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time this year.

Does Alex Rodriguez have kids?

Rodriguez has two daughters from his previous marriage, Natasha Alexander Rodriguez and Ella Alexander Rodriguez, with his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis.

Alex Rodriguez’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2023July 27Thursday
2024July 27Saturday
2025July 27Sunday
2026July 27Monday
2027July 27Tuesday

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