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MILWAUKEE - JUNE 8: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees follows the flight of his 400th career home run, a solo shot in the eighth inning, against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 8, 2005 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rodriguez is the 40th player to reach 400 home runs and the youngest in MLB history at 29 years and 316 days. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Alex Rodriguez - The Highs and Lows

In his 19-year career Alex Rodriguez has been all of these things: Baseball's biggest star, the most hated player in the game, the guy with the richest contract, the youngest dude around, the player most likely to end up in the tabloid and, now, the face of baseball's performance-enhancing drug battle. A-Rod was suspended 211 games on Monday, a result of his ties to the Biogenesis scandal and his own sketchy history with PEDs.


He's a former No. 1 pick, a three-time MVP, a World Series winner and baseball's active home run leader — but also a guy who was benched in the playoffs, who infamously kissed himself in the mirror and who never did master how to avoid a mishap.


Here we examine the highs and lows of A-Rod's career, from the day he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners to the day Major League Baseball gave him the longest non-lifetime suspension in league history.  — Mike Oz, Big League Stew