The early years
Born July 27, 1975, in the Washington Heights area of New York City, Alex Rodriguez moved several times as a child. At age four he moved with his family to the Dominican Republic and by the fifth grade they had moved again to Miami.
Rodriguez attended Westminster Christian School in Flordia where he won a national championship his junior year. Rodriguez was voted 1st team All-American in both his junior and senior years. As a senior he was selected as USA Baseball Junior Player of the Year and Gatorade's National Baseball Student Player of the Year.