American League batting champions

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 124. Chapters: Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Ichiro Suzuki, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, George Brett, Kirby Puckett, John Olerud, Carl Yastrzemski, Don Mattingly, Jimmie Foxx, Alex Rodriguez, Lou Gehrig, Manny Ramirez, Frank Thomas, Joe Mauer, Charlie Gehringer, Nomar Garciaparra, Tris Speaker, Harry Heilmann, Wade Boggs, Julio Franco, Al Kaline, Edgar Martínez, Goose Goslin, Rod Carew, Norm Cash, Tony Oliva, Ed Delahanty, George Kell, Magglio Ordóñez, Michael Young, Lou Boudreau, George Sisler, Nap Lajoie, Fred Lynn, Mickey Vernon, Paul O'Neill, Harvey Kuenn, Bill Mueller, Luke Appling, Willie Wilson, Dale Alexander, Heinie Manush, Al Simmons, Carney Lansford, Bobby Ávila, Elmer Flick, Pete Runnels, George Stone, Ferris Fain, Snuffy Stirnweiss, Lew Fonseca, Alex Johnson, Billy Goodman. Excerpt: Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) is an American Major League Baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees. Known popularly by his nickname A-Rod, He previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting one-time star pitcher Babe Ruth's record by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any player in history. On September 24, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing Sammy Sosa's mark of 609 HRs, and became the all-time leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent. In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous record of $252 million). In February 2009, after previously denying use of performance-enhancing drugs, including during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for the Texas Rangers due to what he called "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform. Rodriguez was born in the Washington Heights section of New York City to a Dominican family. When he was four, Rodriguez and his parents moved to the Dominican Republic, then to Miami, Florida. Rodriguez's favorite baseball players when he was growing up were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken, and his favorite team was the New York Mets. Rodriguez was a star shortstop at Miami's Westminster Christian High School. In 100 games he batted .419 with 90 steals. Westminster went on to win the high school national championship in his junior year. He was first team prep All-American as a senior, hitting .505 with 9 home runs, 36 RBIs, and 35 steals in 35 tries in 33 games, and was select

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Titel
American League batting champions
Untertitel
Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Ichiro Suzuki, Frank Robinson, Mickey Mantle, George Brett, Kirby Puckett, John Olerud, Carl Yastrzemski, Don Mattingly, Jimmie Foxx, Alex Rodriguez, Lou Gehrig, Manny Ramirez, Frank Thomas
Editor
EAN
9781155611211
ISBN
978-1-155-61121-1
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten
124
Gewicht
257g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T7mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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