Star MLB shortstop/third baseman commonly known as A-Rod who won three American League MVP awards and led the AL in home runs five times. He helped lead the New York Yankees to victory in the 2009 World Series.
He was signed by the Seattle Mariners at the age of 17 and was considered one of the most promising young prospects in major league history.
He signed a then-record 10 year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2000. He was suspended for the entire 2014 MLB season after being implicated in Biogenesis' performance-enhancing drug scandal.
In September, 2010, he hit his 610th career home run, surpassing Sammy Sosa for the most home runs hit by a player of Hispanic descent.