Happy Birthday to Alex Rodriquez

Happy Birthday to children’s book author and baseball superstar Alex Rodriquez, born in New York City.  When Rodriquez was 4, his father moved the family to his home in the Dominican Republic.  After Rodriquez ‘s return to the US, talent scouts spotted him early, and at age 18 Rodriquez was playing in a professional league, one of the youngest players to accomplish this.  Rodriguez has hit all star status 10 times, and is one of the highest paid players in baseball history, earnings $135 million from 2001 through 2006 with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He won the American League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 2003 and 2005.  Rodriguez wrote the children’s book, “Hit a Grand Slam” about his experiences of talking with kids at elementary schools and mentoring programs.

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