Alex Rodriguez on childhood, career: It was the happiest day of my life
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 1547
Alex Rodriguez is a man about whom one should not spend too much words. There are many records that he broke and marked one era of MLB. In an interview with Shark Tank US, he spoke about his childhood, as well as his mother who sacrificed everything for the family and for him.
It wasn't easy for him as a boy in Miami, but he never gave up on his dreams and desires. “I was born in New York City and my parents are both immigrants from the Dominican Republic. My dad left us when I was about 10 and then I was raised by a single mother here in Miami.
“My mother was a workhorse. She would wake up at seven, drop us off at school, go be a secretary and then go serve tables at night. It was quite an inspiration to watch her grind it out every day,” Alex said, as quoted by firstsportz.
Rodriguez on his career
From an early age he had a great love for this sport. He was lucky that there was a club near him where he could train and develop his talent. Today, he is one of the richest athletes and a person who has dominated MLB fields.
Rodriguez achieved his goals and desires, became what he wanted, and is a good example that hard work and perseverance pay off in the end. He added: “Luckily for me, I had the boys and girls club where I learned how to play baseball and I had a place to do my homework every day after school.
I got a scholarship to the University of Miami but the Mariners came calling and they drafted me number one overall. “The first two things they did – buy my mother a house and a car. I think to this day the happiest day of my life”. Great career and great player, no one can deny that!