Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is loved by many adoring fans, and hated by just about the same number. While the 12-time All-Star has shattered home-run records and put up decades of hall-of-fame caliber playing, he has long been ... Read more »
Born: 07/27/1975 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Border Patrol: America's Gatekeepers 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amazing Science of Sports 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Viva Baseball (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Alex Rodriguez is loved by many adoring fans, and hated by just about the same number. While the 12-time All-Star has shattered home-run records and put up decades of hall-of-fame caliber playing, he has long been dogged by accusations of steroid use and less-than-honest play throughout a career that took him from the Seattle Mariners to the Texas Rangers, and finally to the New York Yankees. But all controversy aside, the three-time AL MVP, called "A-Rod" by his fans, will be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game with a decade-spanning career that found him in some of the most important games of the past 20 years, and breaking records previously held by names like Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth.

Relationships

Cameron Diaz Actor

Companion
Couple split in September 2011, but remained friends

Kate Hudson Actor

Companion
Dated as of June 2009 Reportedly split as of December 2009

Milestones

2012

Tied Lou Gehrig's record for most Grand Slams in Major League History

2004

Traded to the New York Yankees

2001

Signed the then-biggest professional sports contract in American sports history with the Texas Rangers

1996

First All-Star appearance

1993

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners

Bonus Trivia

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The first high school student to go out for Team USA

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Named as part of a steroid scandal in 2009, admitting to past use

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Donated $3.9 million to renovate the University of Miami's baseball stadium

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Close friends with Derek Jeter

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