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Rodriguez played in 17 games for the Mariners, compiling a .204 batting average, two RBIs, and three stolen bases.The Mariners optioned Rodriguez to the Calgary Cannons of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) in August.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.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.
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.
He connected for his first major league home run off Kansas City's Tom Gordon on June 12.
Rodriguez permanently joined the major league roster in August and got his first taste of postseason play, albeit in just two at-bats.
Growing up, Rodriguez's favorite baseball players were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken Jr., and his favorite team was the New York Mets.
At the end of Alex's freshman year at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, he transferred to Westminster Christian School, where he was a star shortstop on the baseball team and played quarterback on the football team. Westminster went on to win the high school national championship in his junior year.