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In 1993, Rodriguez became the first high school player to ever try out for the United States national baseball team.He was regarded as the top prospect in the country.
He was part of the Yankees' 2009 World Series championship over the Philadelphia Phillies, which was the first year of the new Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez's only world title.During Rodriguez's career with the Yankees, he was named AL MVP in 20.After opting out of his contract following the 2007 season, Rodriguez signed a new 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, extending his record for the sport's most lucrative contract.He was first team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with nine home runs, 36 runs batted in (RBIs), and 35 stolen bases in 35 attempts in 33 games.He was selected as the USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and as Gatorade's national baseball student-athlete of the year.He signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball.
In addition to his accomplishments, he also led a controversial career due to some of his behaviors, including the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez began his professional career as one of the sport's most highly touted prospects, and is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Rodriguez amassed a .295 batting average, over 600 home runs (696), over 2,000 runs batted in (RBI), over 2,000 runs scored, over 3,000 hits, and over 300 stolen bases, the only player in MLB history to achieve all of those feats.
Toward the end of his career, Rodriguez was hampered by hip and knee injuries, which caused him to become exclusively a designated hitter.
He played his final game in professional baseball on August 12, 2016.
Again, he was the youngest player in Major League Baseball.