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Alex Rodriguez

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975), nicknamed A-Rod, is an American Major League Baseball player. He is now playing for the New York Yankees, and he used to play for the Seattle Mariners.

Sourced quotes

  • "Anyone can forget about talent, but if you're also a good person, your name will be remembered for a long time."[1]    
Simple: Anyone can forget about talent, but if you are a good person, they will not forget you.
  • Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it, you don't have a chance.[2]

Unsourced quotes

  • "Always follow your dreams; don't let anyone tell you that you can't be something."
Simple: Always follow your dream and do not let someone tell you you can not be something you want to be.
  • "We got a good win today. I'm going to be there offensively, there's no question in my mind. But it feels good to contribute in some other way."
Simple: The team played a good baseball game today. I am going to play harder and will try to get more runs and hits. I feel good to help in a different way.
  • "I'm excited (after hitting for the cycle), but I guess it hasn't hit me yet. I'm only the second Mariner to do it and the other is Jay Buhner, who can't run."
Simple: After hitting for the cycle, I became excited, but I guess I'm not that proud of it. I am only the second Mariner player to do that and the other person who did that was Jay Buhner, who is not good at running.
  • "Keep reading books, stay in school. I encourage kids to read as much as they can; I challenge you to read a book every two weeks, like I try to."
Simple: Keep reading books and stay in school. I advise children to read as much as they can. I think you should read a book every two weeks, like I try to do.


  1. Dan LeBatard. "HEAVY HITTER: He May Not Look It. But Alex Rodriguez Has All The Power.", ESPN.
  2. Wisdom for the Soul of Black Folk by Larry Chang, Gnosophia Publishers, Roderick Terry

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