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‘Here’s What You Missed’- Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez Details Playing the ‘Four Best Games’ of His Entire Career in Front of Estranged Father

Published 06/29/2022, 10:15 AM EDT

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Known for his longevity in baseball, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is one of the most influential personalities in baseball. Whether in his playing days or the post0retiring days, whatever A-Rod did, he has been immensely successful so far. But he has also faced lots of difficulties while achieving the pinnacle.

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Many people might not know, but A-Rod had a tough childhood. His father left him when he was only a ten-year-old kid. His journey from the allies of Miami to one of the most successful sportspersons in America is nothing but inspiring. Recently, the former Yankees star recalled when his father saw him play for the first time from the stands.


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What is more shocking is that his father saw him play for only four games of his entire career. And A-Rod’s words, those four games were the best games of his entire baseball career. “It was probably the four best games I played in my entire career…” Alex recalled the incident in a podcast with Jordan Harbinger.

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Per the latest podcast with Jordan Harbinger, A-Rod went down memory lane and described his feelings when he played in front of his father for the first time. A-Rod also credited his ex-wife Cynthia Scurtis, who planned their reunion.

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“I mean, the truth is once he left at ten, we really didn’t connect for real until my 23rd birthday. I was on a trip. Cynthia, the mother of my kids, and my ex-wife, who is a dear friend, set it up. Give her credit, because I didn’t have the courage to do that in the middle of a season,” Alex Rodriguez said.


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The MLB legend detailed the brief reunion with his father. A-Rod revealed he scheduled a four-day trip to Minnesota. And his father watched him play in the only four games from the stands.

“We scheduled a four-day trip, in which he saw me play for four days… Here we are, I mean I almost played 25 years professionally,” A-Rod continued. “And the only four games in my entire career he watched me play were in Minnesota…”


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It must have been difficult for A-Rod to play in front of his father. At once, A-Rod was happy to play in front of his father, but he also wanted to prove a point. “I was really excited that he was there. And the other part of me was a little sad and angry that he was there. I wanted to show him, alright, here is what you missed,” A-Rod concluded.

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Given his impressive career, A-Rod is an example to the younger generation. Even after years of retirement, he is a prominent figure in MLB.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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