Alex Rodriguez had a successful career in the MLBbut apparently that is not enough for him to be exalted in the Hall of Fameand the reason is so serious that it could even close the doors to that space of immortality, forever.
The former partner of Jennifer Lopez He has been linked for several years to the use of steroids and other substances to enhance his performance and despite the fact that he denied it for a long time, the Miami Herald newspaper reported a few years ago that Rodríguez himself confessed to it before the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. This then would be the reason why he will never be honored.
Despite this situation, he seems to be seeking support from the members of the Major League Baseball Writers’ Association, who hand out the votes. However, exalting A-Rod could set a very negative precedent for baseball history, so this is out of the question.
In 2021-22, the former shortstop received 34.3% of the vote and apparently this year he will have the same luck, even if he gets a little more support. The controversial attitude of the former third baseman cost him a suspension of 211 games and at that time he assured in front of the press: “It’s the worst moment of my life.”
However, Rodríguez had a brilliant career from a statistical point of view, adding 3 MVP awards, 14 invitations to the All-Star Game, 10 Silver Sluggers, 2 Gold Gloves, a batting title and the 2009 World Series ring. he was able to finish his career with 117.6 WAR, 3,115 hits, 696 home runs, 2,021 runs scored, 2,086 RBIs, 329 stolen bases, .295 average and .930 OPS; one of the best numbers in history for any player.