Alex Rodriguez facts for kids
|New York Yankees — No. 13|
|Born: July 27, 1975
New York, New York
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|July 8, 1994 for the Seattle Mariners|
|Runs batted in||2,086|
|On-base plus slugging||.930|
He is currently first in runs scored and total bases; second in extra base hits and RBI, and 4th in hits among all players in baseball history since their 31st birthday. Also, Rodriguez has more HR, RBI, runs scored and more base hits than all-time leaders Hank Aaron (RBI), Barry Bonds (HR), Rickey Henderson (runs scored), and Pete Rose (hits) did before their 31st birthdays. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939.
He has been said to be one of the best all-around players currently in baseball.
In 2009, he admitted to using steroids from 2001-2003, during his time with the Texas Rangers, in order to become better at baseball.
His playing career ended in August of 2016.
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