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Alex Rodriguez

Full Name: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Born: 07/27/1975
Birthplace: New York, NY
Height: 6'3" Weight: 225
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
College: N/A
MLB Debut: 07/08/1994


Signed by Fernando Arguelles...had outstanding three-year career at Westminster Christian High School in Miami, FL (graduated '93)...batted .419 with 17 homers, 70 RBI, and 90 steals in 100 games as team was 86-13-1...was first team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with 9 homers, 36 RBI, and 35 steals in 35 tries in 33 games...selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and as Gatorade's national baseball student athlete of the year...first high school player to ever try out for Team USA in 1993 and also played with U.S. Junior National Squad that summer...participated in Little League and American Legion programs...also played basketball and football in high school...hobbies include basketball, golf and boating...favorite teams as a youngster were Atlanta Braves and New York Mets and favorite players were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy and Cal Ripken...founded the Alex Rodriguez Foundation in 1998...is one of three national spokespersons for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and actor Denzel Washington...works extensively with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami, hosting an annual dinner to raise money for that organization...is currently involved with the construction of the Alex Rodriguez Education Center for Boys & Girls Clubs youngsters in Miami...made a $3.9 million donation to the University of Miami in October, 2002 to fund annual scholarship for a Boys & Girls Club member as well as to help fund a renovation for school's baseball stadium.

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