Birth Name: Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 27, 1975
Ethnicity: Dominican Republic
Alex Rodriguez is an American professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He is also known as A-Rod. His parents, Lourdes and Victor Rodriguez, are Dominican. He was born in the United States, but spent some time in the Dominican Republic in his youth. He is able to speak Spanish as well as English.
The majority of Dominicans, about 73 percent, are multiracial, while the remainder are of majority African or European descent. Rodriguez appears to be of mixed heritage, which would mean he possibly has African, European, and Native Taíno heritage.
In a 2005 article on ESPNdeportes.com, Alex stated, “I am going to play for the Dominican Republic, and I am going to make the Dominicans feel proud,” in the lead up to the first World Baseball Classic.
Alex has two children with his former wife Cynthia Scurtis.
Alex’s paternal grandfather was named Andres Rodriguez Varona (the son of Mariano Rodriguez Objio).
Alex’s paternal grandmother was named Zenovia Marcano Rodriguez (the daughter of Aurelia Castillo de Marcano).
Source: Genealogy of Alex Rodriguez (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com