Alex Rodriguez, one of Major League Baseball’s iconic power hitters, has earned a well-deserved spot in the record books for his achievements in the sporting world.

Also known to his fans as “A-Rod”, the respected Dominican-American slugger has hit it out of the park with three record-breaking feats.

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He has been recently honoured for earning the Most grand slam home runs in an MLB career (with an incredible 25 hits); for being the Youngest person to hit 500 home runs in an MLB career (aged 32 years, 8 days); and for hitting the Most home runs in a Major League Baseball season by a third baseman (54), which he achieved in the 2007 season while playing for the New York Yankees. 

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Guinness World Records caught up with Alex in Los Angeles, California - in the midst of the 2017 MLB postseason and his duties as a full-time baseball analyst for FOX Sports - to present him with his official certificates. 

Regarding his Guinness World Records achievements, Alex acknowledged, “To be in this book is something that I am so proud of, I would have to say it’s up there with having my two daughters and winning a world championship. Being in the Guinness World Records books is something that I am going to be bragging to my grandkids about one day." 

These record titles were earned during his remarkable 22-year career in the ball field, which includes a World Series championship win in 2009 while playing with the New York Yankees. 

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The three-time American League MVP also played for the Seattle Mariners, where he started his Major League Baseball career at the age of 18, and the Texas Rangers. 

You’ll find a host of other impressive athletic triumphs featured across 30 pages and 21 sports disciplines in Guinness World Records 2018, including personalised record-holder profiles on select stars with facts, stats and trivia to boot.

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The 63rd edition of the best-selling book also includes bonus content in anticipation of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia and a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Now available worldwide - order your copy now

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