‘Without a Doubt the Highlight of My Career’- Alex Rodriguez Goes Down Memory Lane When He Played His Last Game for NY Yankees 6 Years Ago Today

Published 08/13/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK – AUGUST 04: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees runs the bases after hitting his 600th career home run in the first inning against Shaun Marcum #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays on August 4, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez and his romance with baseball were at a different level. He was a pure entertainer of the game. Having played for three franchises in MLB, A-Rod spent his most memorable times with the New York Yankees.

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It is not that he was not a good ballplayer with the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. But his relationship with the Yankees suited him the most. Although he has had several controversial incidents in his baseball career, Alex Rodriguez was a box office in Major League Baseball.

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But there is an end to everything. And A-Rod also had to say goodbye to his illustrious career in MLB. August 13 marks the date when A-Rod played his last game for the Yankees. Taking back to that time, A-Rod shared an emotional video and described how he felt 

Alex Rodriguez on his farewell day in the Bronx

Even though Alex Rodriguez made some mistakes in his baseball career, fans will never forget his moonshots game after game. A-Rod signed for the Yankees in 2004 and played his last game in 2016. In the video, while saying farewell to the Yankees, he also accepted his mistakes.

NEW YORK – JULY 21: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees swings at the pitch against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on July 21, 2007 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Devil Rays 7-3 in game one of their doubleheader. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“There is no guidebook for like retiring and it’s all happened quickly this week… I have been here a long time. People don’t realize it has been 13 years. But it has been a good run despite all the great mistakes that I have made. And that’s a big part of my career here in New York. I came back, I got up from the canvas. I owned my mistakes and worked harder…,” A-Rod said.

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The former Yankee also heaped praise on the Yankees fans in the video. Notably, it has been six years since Alex Rodriguez played his last major league game. On his time spent in the Bronx, A-Rod called it the highlight of his baseball career.

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“There is nothing like the Yankees fans. That’s probably what I am gonna miss the most now… I am at peace… I mean this is a happy day for me and my family…,” A-Rod added. “It’s been without a doubt the highlight (playing for the Yankees) of my career. A lot of young kids don’t even remember when I played in Texas or Seattle.”

Even in his last game, A-Rod contributed to the team’s victory. He hit a double to the Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer and helped the Yankees win 6-3.

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What do you think was the major highlight of A-Rod’s baseball career with the Yankees?

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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.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa

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