Alex was born in New York City to Lourdes and Victor Rodriguez on July 27th 1975.
Every day snce ALex wanted to be a baseball player, he would do a routine of 100 push ups and sit ups every morning.
Where did my daddy go?
Alex's dad, Victor, left when Alex was only 4 years old. He left his wife to deal with all of the kids alone.
His first team
Alex had been chosen to be on the Orioles in 1982.
League's Most Valuable
Rodriguez was named MVP on his league in 1983.
The Westminster Wariors won the state AA Chsmpionship, and had finished tenth in the USA Today's national ranking of high-school baseball teams. ( Which was Alex's team)
Hurricane Andrew hit the Miami area, knocking down buildings, causing flooding, and injuring hundreds of area residents.
Alex's star rose higher. He played on a United States National team against teams from all over.
In the summer of 1992, Allex's star only rose higher. He played on the United States national team against teams all over.
There he goes
The next day Alex would fly off to Boston and meet the Mariners who were playing the Rex Sox. Then the next morning at 6:00 a.m. Alex's mother drove him to the airport. When he got on the plane his mother went home and cried. Then she followed Alex to Boston, she had to see his first game.
The begining of baseball for Alex
In 1994 Alex started to play with the Mariners for seven seasons.
The big contract
Two days before Alex's 20th birthday the Mariners rewarded him. They tore up his old contract and gave him another worth 10 million dollars for over four years!
A-Rod cracks his first home run in a game against the Detroit Tigers in 1996
Alex married Cynthia Scurtis on 2002
(there was no day or month listed)
Alex was named the MVP, most valuable player, in the American League, beating out Carlos Delgado of thr Toronto Blue Jays.
Alex in pinstripes
Alex took the field in a Yankee uniform on March 30, 2004
In a controversial play in game six of the 2004 ALCS, Alex slaps the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove. Alex was first called safe, but when the play was deemed illegal, he was called out.
The errant pitch
Just a few day after Alex's 18th birthday his career nearly ended. Alex was sitting on the bench. An errant throw flew into yhe dugout, Alex never saw it coming, it hit the side of his face. He immediantly fell to the bench holding his face......he had broken his cheekbone.
The begining of Alex's baseball career
One day when Alex was at home, a baseball man named Mr. Arteaga noticed his talent he said to Alex "You are a great ballplayer, you are going a long way, and I am going to take you there.
Alex attended Westminster Christian School for his last three years of high school.
Alex joined the Texas Rangers in 2001 and played there for 3 years.
Alex was thinking of going to Westminster Christian Academy. It was a big choice to make. It was either baseball or college, Alex was playing baseball at the time but was still deciding which to choose.
At the begining of baseball season, the magazine Baseball America, which covers high-school and college baseball closely, named Alex the number one high school prospect in the country!
Alex was very excited to be picked to be in the draft. He hopped he would be picked by the Dodgers. (no month or day listed)
The big news
At 1:14 p.m. the phone rang at J.D.'S house, The Marieners were on the line and they wanted Alex!
The phone call
Later that day, the phone rang someone answered it and asked for Alex. When he hesrd the voice he was puzzled. It was his father!
In the starting of the new season Alex pulled a hamstring muscle.
252 million dollar contract
Alex was offered a $252 million dollar contract to play for the Texas Rangers.
(no month or day listed)
With 42 homeruns and 46 stolen bases, Alex became the only third player ever to join the so called "40-40" club! (no month or day listed)
The elbow injury
Alex was up to bat and Arroyo was pitching. He threw that ball and WHAP! that was not the sound of the ball hitting the bat but the sound of the ball hitting Alex's left elbow. Alex could not control his anger so he began shouting at the pitcher. The catcher immediately stood up and confronted him. Then that catcher and Alex started cussing. The catcher put his glove in Alex's face and after that they were both ejected from the game. (not month or day listed)