How much is A Rod worth? $350 million
How did A Rod earn his money and wealth?
A Rod, real name Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, was born on 27 July 1975 in New York, US, to Lourdes Navarro and Victor Rodriguez. The family had a shoe shop and lived just behind the store. They later moved and settled in Miami when A Rod was 4 years old. He loved playing baseball since his childhood days and when his father left the family to live in New York, baseball became A Rod’s some solace. He went to Christopher Columbus High School as well as Westminster Christian School. When he was 17, he dropped University of Miami’s baseball scholarship and signed a three-year deal worth $1.6 million with the Seattle Mariners in the year 1993.
A Rod is an American former professional baseball shortstop as well as a third baseman. He made his debut baseball debut with the Mariners in 1994, at the age of 18, by playing shortstops in a game against the team Red Sox. In the year 1995, A Rod was signed to the Triple-A Club of Seattle in 1995 and was made the team’s starting shortstop. In the year 1997, A Rod was selected as the Sports News and Associated Press’s Major League Player of the Year, however, he lost the Youngest Most Valuable Player title in the baseball history to Juan Gonzalez.
A Rod was selected as the Players Choice AL Player of the Year from 1998 to 2000. He signed a deal worth $252 million with the Texas Rangers in the year 2001, which is known to be the most lucrative sports contract in the history. Later in the year 2003, A Rod became the youngest player to hit 300 homers and win the Babe Ruth Home Run Award. He was later traded to the New York Yankees in the year 2004, where he switched to third base.
During ACLS’s Game 6 with Boston in the year 2004, A Rod hit a dribbler to Arroyo and slapped the ball out of his glove. He was ruled and his team lost the game. In 2005, he became the first Yankee player to have won the American League home run. A Rod made his 50th career home run in the year 2007 and was the only MLB player in the history to have ever hit 500 home runs in three different teams.
From the year 2008-2009, A Rod hit 2 home runs in the sixth inning which drove 7 runs and made him achieve an American league record for most RBIs. Later, when he was 35 years old in the year 2010, A Rod became the 7th player to hit 600 homes runs in the history of MLB. He suffered through injuries in the year 2012 and 2013. A Rod was also suspected to be involved in the Biogenesis baseball scandal. Although he made a debut with the Yankees in August 2013, the MLB later banned him from the remainder of 2013 and the whole 2014 seasons for his role in the scandal.
What are the highest grossing earnings of A Rod?
- Salary with the New York Yankees (2010): $33,000,000
- Salary with the New York Yankees (2011): $32,000,000
- Salary with the New York Yankees (2012): $29,000,000
- Salary with the New York Yankees (2013): $28,000,000
- Salary with the New York Yankees (2008): $28,000,000
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