Remember the Biogenesis PED scandal involving New York Yankees slugger, Alex Rodriguez? We rarely miss out on controversies involving big names, don’t we? Let’s dig some more into the American baseball superstar’s life.
Alex Rodriguez, full name Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, is an American baseball superstar, also known as “A-Rod”.
He took a keen interest in baseball from a very young age and made his baseball debut with the ‘Seattle Mariners’ at the young age of 18. In Major League Baseball (MLB), he played for teams like, ‘Seattle Mariners’ and ‘Texas Rangers’ before he inked a decade long $275 million contract with the ‘New York Yankees’. His career is bejeweled with record-shattering numbers, prestigious awards and also a 164 game ban.
Wondering why A-Rod was awarded with a 164-game suspension? Want to know more about his tainted reputation? Curious about the ups and downs of his life? Well then, keep on reading to know all about Alex Rodriguez, his career studded with success and controversies, his comeback and his net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City on July 27, 1975. His parents, Victor and Lourdes Rodriguez owned a shoe store. When Alex was 4 years old, his family moved first to Dominican Republic and then to Miami, Florida when he was in the 5th grade. After one year his parents separated. Alex Rodriguez went to Christopher Columbus High School in Miami and then he moved to Westminster Christian School, where he was the star player of both the football and the baseball team.
Alex Rodriguez Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
On November 2, 2002, Alex Rodriguez got married to Cynthia Rodriguez. The couple are proud parents to two girls, Natasha and Ella. However, their marriage did not go so well and in 2008, Cynthia Rodriguez filed for divorce, citing issues in their marriage and accusing Alex of infidelity.
At the age of 18, Alex Rodriguez made his debut in professional baseball with the ‘Seattle Mariners’. In 1995, he was sent to Seattle’s Triple-A club and was made the starting shortstop of the team. In the same year he had his first home run against Kansas City at Kingdome.
In 1997, Alex Rodriguez became the Major League player of the year and also became the youngest most valuable player in the baseball history in that year. In the next year he was selected as players choice AL player of the year and in 1999 he clocked in a cetury with his home runs thereby, becoming the youngest baseball player to do so.
In 2001, he was signed with ‘Texas Rangers’ for that team owner paid him 252 million US dollar. In 2004, he made a deal to New York Yankees and switched to third base. In 2010, Alex Rodriguez recorded his 100th RBI. The next two years proved to be rough years as he went through many injuries and surgery. He has undergone arthroscopic surgery several times.
Awards & Achievements
Alex Rodriguez was awarded three times by Babe Ruth Home Run Award. He is 12 times AL All-Star winner and 10 times AL Silver Slugger Award winner.
Alex Rodriguez Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, The total estimated net worth of Alex Rodriguez till date is $380 million. He earned his wealth from his profession, as a baseball player while playing for the ‘Mariners’, ‘Yankees’ and the ‘Rangers’. The ‘Yankees’, in fact, blessed him with a $275 million contract. Alex Rodriguez’s annual salary is $33 million. Also, he has a striking real estate collection.
Alex is also an art enthusiast and often collects valuable pieces. He is one of the investing members of NRG Esports. He has endorsed several renowned brands, like Pepsi Cola, Guitar Hero World Tour. By all this, we can understand that his massive wealth has given him a luxurious and comfortable life.
Interesting facts you should know about Alex Rodriguez:
As far as Alex’s career is concerned, he’s achieved quite a lot and his many records are not hidden from the world but that isn’t all to his personality and life. Here are some intriguing facts about the slugger that are worth reading!
• Alex Rodriguez donated $3.9 million in charity to University of Miami to repair and modernize its baseball Stadium in 2003 and the refurbished stadium was named “Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field”.
• In August 2013 MLB announced that he would be banned for the 2013 and 2014 season for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
• Alex Rodriguez has been linked with many celebrities like Torrie Wilson, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.
• In 2010, he became 7th player in the MLB history to hit 600 home runs he created history by becoming the youngest player to make that record at age of 35.
• After his retirement as a player, he is serving as a broadcaster for Fox Sports.
Alex Rodriguez has been exceptionally good at his baseball career but he will likely go down in history like Barry Bonds, with a big asterisk next to his name in the record book because of his admitted use of PEDs. Despite all that, there’s no denying the fact that Rodriguez’s stats put him among the best baseball players of all time and he has made his life as big as he dreamt!
Rеаl Nаmе/Full Nаmе: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Аgе: 43 Years, Born on 27 July 1975
Неіght: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
Gіrlfrіеnd: Jennifer Lopez
Wіfе: Cynthia Scurtis (m. 2002–2008)
Сhіldrеn: Ella Alexander, Natasha Alexander
Nеt Wоrth: $380 Million
Ѕоurсе оf Wеаlth: American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman