Alex Rodriguez Bio Box

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A look at Alex Rodriguez’s life in baseball:

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NAME: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez.

BORN: July 27, 1975, in Washington Heights, N.Y.

Bats/Throws: R/R; Height: 6-foot-3; Weight: 225 pounds.

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HIGH SCHOOL

_ Graduated Westminster Christian High School in Miami.

_ First team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with 9 HRs, 36 RBIs and 35 SBs in 33 games.

_ Selected as the USA Baseball Junior “Player of the Year” and as Gatorade’s “National Baseball Student Athlete of the Year.”

_ Was first high school player to try out for Team USA in 1993 and also play with U.S. Junior National Squad that summer.

_ Drafted first overall by the Seattle Mariners in 1993.

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MINOR LEAGUE CAREER

_ 1994, played for Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate, the Calgary Cannons. Had 37 hits, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs and a .311 batting average in 32 games.

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