When it comes to Alex Rodriguez, there couldn't be a more polarizing figure in baseball even if Santa Claus picked up a bat and glove (though Pete Rose might have something to say about that, and Barry Bonds, and Shoeless Joe . . . you get the point). A-Rod's paychecks, his difficulty in the playoffs and use of performance-enhancing drugs have mired his Hall of Fame credentials in controversy. Despite these, Rodriguez has been named AL MVP 3 times, was a dominant figure on the Yankees' 2009 World Series Championship team and is at or near the top of numerous MLB record books.
Alexander Emmanuel 'Alex' Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) is an American baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Well known by his nickname A-Rod, he previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez is considered one of the best baseball players of all time.
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