Alex Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time. Rodriguez was the first player picked in baseball's 1993 draft as a shortstop. Rodriguez played his first major league baseball game at age 18 and became the starting shortstop for the Seattle Mariners at age 20. Nicknamed "A-Rod," he hit .358 with 36 homers in 1996, his first full season in the majors. In 1999, he was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. In 2000 Rodriguez signed a 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers, making him the highest-salaried player in professional sports history. Rodriguez played well for the Rangers winning the American League MVP award in 2003. In 2004 Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees, where he moved to third base. In 2009, Rodriguez had a breakthrough postseason batting .365 (19-for-52) with six home runs and 18 RBIs and the Yankees won the World Series.
He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting one-time star pitcher Babe Ruth's record by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any player in history. On September 24, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing Sammy Sosa's mark of 609 HRs, and became the all-time leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent.
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