Alex Rodriguez: Hot Corner, Hot Shot

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Twenty-First Century Books, May 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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In 2010 Alex Rodriquez achieved a major milestone. He became the seventh person in Major League Baseball (MLB) history—and the youngest—to hit 600 home runs. The previous year had also been stellar—for both him and his New York Yankee team. As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "Rodriguez, baseball's richest and perhaps greatest all-around player with three MVP awards, finally got his proudest possession—a World Series championship."

Known as A-Rod, the baseball phenom was born in New York but grew up in Miami. In 1993, at age 18, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and earned his first All Star selection three years later. He joined the Texas Rangers in 2000. In Texas he slugged home runs, stole bases, and won awards. A-Rod was traded to the New York Yankees in 2004, where he switched from shortstop to third base. Find out how a skinny kid with big dreams became one of the highest paid and most successful players in the big leagues.
 

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Contents

Historic Home Run
4
Born For Baseball
7
Field Of Dreams
16
Senior Sensation
24
The GoBetween
32
Hitting The Big Time
40
Seeing 4040
50
New Faces New Places
58
Historic Slugger
88
Career Statistics
100
Glossary
101
Source Notes
102
Selected Bibliography
107
Further Reading And Websites
108
Index
109
Photo AcknowledgmentsAbout The Author
112

Most Valuable Player
66
BlueAndWhite Stripes
76
Back Cover
114
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