Alex Rodriguez won three MVP awards and hit nearly 700 homeruns over his 22-year career, but saw his reputation tainted through his link to performance-enhancing drugs. Born in New York City in 1975, Alex Rodriguez made his Major League baseball debut with the Seattle Mariners at age 18. 3.Blessed with tremendous all-around ability he became a homerun champ and a three-time MVP during his years with the Texas Rangers and York Yankees.
He was suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. .Rodriguez played his final in August 2016, finishing among the all-time leaders in homeruns, RBI’s and runs scored. .At age 4, Rodriguez moved with his family to the Dominican Republic, when he first starting playing baseball.
.In high school, Rodriguez was a gifted football player, playing a quarterback Westminster Christian School, a private school in Miami. .On the baseball field, Rodriguez was an even bigger star. In his junior year of high school, he hit, 477 stole 42 bases in just 35 games while leading the school to the 1992 state championship. In 1993 he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and signed a 1.3 million dollar contract.