Biography of Alex Rodriguez, the Third Baseman for the New York Yankees

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Alex Rodriguez Third Baseman for the New York Yankees Hispanic Heritage Project October 21, 2012 Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez is the third baseman for the New York Yankees. He has been playing for the Yankees since 2004, but has been playing professional baseball since 1994. Alex Rodriguez can be considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of Hispanic descent and has broken records previously set Sammy Sosa, who is also one of baseball's greatest players of Hispanic descent. Alex Rodriguez was born in New York City on July 27, 1975 and is the youngest of three children. His parents are Victor Rodriguez and Lourdes Navarro. Rodriguez's love of baseball can be traced through his father. Victor Rodriguez was "a former pro catcher in his native Dominican Republic and a passionate New York Mets Fan" (A+E, 2012). When Rodriguez was 4 years old, he and his family moved to the Dominican Republic. It was during this time that Rodriguez began playing baseball. However, when Rodriguez was in fifth grade, his family moved from the Dominican Republic to Miami. Sadly, it was after the Rodriguez's moved back to the United States that Victor and Lourdes separated and Lourdes was left to raise Rodriguez and his siblings on her own (A+E, 2012). Rodriguez went to Westminster Christian School, a private high school in Miami, and played both football and baseball. In 1992, as a junior at Westminster Christian School, Rodriguez stole 42 bases in 35 games and led the

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