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New York Yankees‘ designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced that his career will come to an end following the 2017 season, when his 10 year, $275-million contract expires.
Some moments throughout his tenure in the Bronx were ugly, some were really ugly, but A-Rod is statistically one of the best to ever play the game.
Rodriguez’s resume includes three American League MVP awards (2003, 2005, 2007), 14 All-Star Game appearances, ranks fourth all time in home runs (687), 21st in hits (3,070), eighth in runs scored (2,002) and fourth in RBI (2,005).
He is public enemy number one, the man everybody loves to hate, and would be classified as the greatest player of his generation if it weren’t for performance-enhancing drugs.
A-Rod entered his 2014 suspension as a roided out jock, and returned to baseball humbled and ready for a fresh start.
Now, a year after he slugged a team leading 33 home runs with and a .842 OPS, he announced that his shaky career will come to an end following the 2017 season.
PED’s aside, Rodriguez will be highly be considered for a Hall-Of-Fame induction and has been a more than a treat to watch over the years.
Let’s take a look back at the greatest moments of A-Rod’s career in the Bronx.