Recently on CBS Mornings, a popular baseball player revealed that he was recently diagnosed with early-stage gum disease. In his statement, the man says, “Appearances can be deceiving,” with a smiling face. He further says that he recently visited his dentist without any suspicion of gum disease and the news took him by surprise. After the dentist informs him about his gum disease, he discovers that not only him, but almost 65 million Americans are victims of this gum disease.
Realizing the importance of teeth and gum health, Alex Rodriguez partnered with OraPharm, the health products company, to raise awareness on the issue. The man also urges people to take good care of their teeth and gums and to keep their dental appointments frequently.
Alex Rodríguez has reigned in the field of baseball for more than two long decades. The man has successfully won three MVP awards. He has also hit 696 home runs in his career and also won a World Series in 2009 with the Yankees. Let’s get to know the man better!
Who is Álex Rodríguez?
Alex Rodriguez is a popular American former professional baseball player. The player is also a third baseman. In addition to his sports career, he is also a successful businessman and philanthropist. The player is given a nickname i.e. “A-Rod”.
Alex Rodríguez- Early life
Alex Rodríguez- Early life
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Born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, in 1975, the former baseball player grew up with Joe and Suzy, his two half-siblings from his mother’s former marriage. In 1979, the family moved to the Dominican Republic. At that time, Alex Rodríguez was only four years old. When he was in fourth grade at school, the family moved from the Dominican Republic to Miami, Florida. Alex Rodríguez’s father was a baseball player on the Dominican Republic national team. By seeing his father, Alex Rodríguez was introduced to the sport of baseball at a very young age.
According to some reports, Dale Murphy, Cal Ripken Jr. and Keith Hernandez were his most beloved players growing up. Also, when he was a kid, his favorite team was the New York Mets.
From Christopher Columbus High School, the man went to Westminster Christian School. There, he became known as the starting shortstop for the school’s baseball team. He also played quarterback on the football team. The man hit .419 with exactly 90 stolen bases, in 100 games. His school successfully won the national high school championship when he was in his junior year. Alex was the team’s first prep All-American his senior year. He hit .505 with 9 home runs, 35 stolen bases in exactly 35 attempts in 33 games and drove in 36 runs (RBI).
Alex was then voted USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year. He was also awarded the title of Gatorade National Baseball Student-Athlete of the Year. In 1993, Alex became the first high school player to try out for the United States National Baseball Team. From then on he was seen as the best prospect in the country.
Alex Rodríguez decided to play baseball at the University of Miami by signing a letter of intent. Don’t miss that he was also recruited by the University of Miami to play quarterback for the football team. However, Alex Rodríguez rejected the baseball scholarship offered by the University of Miami and decided to never play college baseball again. Instead, after being selected first overall in the 1993 amateur draft when he was 17 years old, he decided to sign with the Seattle Mariners.
Alex Rodríguez- Career
Alex Rodriguez successfully played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. Furthermore, the man is also the president and CEO of A-Rod Corp. He is also the president of Presidente Beer. You can’t miss that Alex Rodríguez is also a co-owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
When the man began playing baseball professionally, he was considered the strongest prospect in baseball. Without a doubt, Alex Rodríguez is seen as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Alex Rodriguez has a career batting average of .295. He has also accumulated 600 home runs, along with around 2,000 runs batted in, and around 2,000 runs scored, with around 3,000 hits and approximately 300 stolen bases. It’s no surprise that Alex Rodriguez is the only player in MLB history to successfully accomplish all of these feats.
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