End of the road. Alex Rodriguez will end his infamous career as a major league baseball player on Aug. 12 when he DH’s for his New York Yankees at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. Watch A-Rod’s final game in pinstripes at 7:05pm EST online here!
Alex Rodriguez, 41, will finish his amazing career as a Yankee not on third base during the World Series or fighting for a playoff spot but with a whimper, hitting from the DH for the Yankees, against a last place Tampa Bay Rays team. He began in the majors with the Seattle Mariners as a shortstop in 1994, before earning the biggest contract in the history of professional sports with the Texas Rangers in 2001. He opted out of that record contract for an even bigger contract with the New York Yankees in 2004 where he was a slugging third basemen on the 2009 World Series champion team. WATCH A-ROD’S FINAL GAME ONLINE HERE.
The guy is controversial. Early in his career he was involved in a play fans would call bush-league, where he tried to knock a ball out of an infielders hand. Later he would be in the middle of a steroid controversy which would cost him over a season with the Yankees. He sat out 2014 as a punishment for his involvement in the steroid scandal. Alex was brought to tears when it was announced that before the end of the 2016 MLB season, he would be released from the Yankees making the Aug. 12th game against the Rays his last.
Let’s take a quick look at Alex’s career by the numbers and you can decide if he is a lock for the Hall Of Fame or too controversial for his number 13 to be retired. He has over 3,000 hits and over 2,000 RBI’s. The stud has over 300 stolen bases and a career batting average of about .295. Alex has spent most of his final season not playing defense but as a designated hitter for the Yankees. Thanks for the memories A-Rod. Yankees officials stated that he will stay on with the team in a coaching or mentoring role.
HollywoodLifers, do you love or hate Alex? Will you be watching A-Rod’s final game in pinstripes? Let us know what you think of this baseball players amazing career!