Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez Signs Copies of His New Book Out of The Ballpark

Rodriguez in 2007, photo by Prphotos

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, 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) –

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81 Responses

  1. Jane says:

    He is a good looking person. I must say why are you all bitching whos more black. When the Dominicans are Spainish European and West African cultures mixed .The American blacks ancestors came from all over Europe. I do not know why people who are so proud of their white rapist. I am so happy I am Haitian I am not a rape baby thank you Jesus that my ancestors faught so their women would not be raped.

  2. Yet7 says:

    A crowd pic in NJ.

    The Dominicans living in the East coast are pretty representative of the country since they’re from over the island and from the two most populated regions.

  3. Yet7 says:

    There’s a lot of variation among DR’s. It’s silly to say we look like certain group, you know.

  4. Yet7 says:

    I wonder why all these African Americans why to portrait Dominicans as a Spanish version of them. You’re complaining about me making ignorant statements about AA but you are the ones who don’t know anything about Dominicans. You’re obviously not used to seeing DR’s.

    In the Dominican Republic the level of admixture varies by region. The north(the most populous area of the country) is the most European and Native influenced. The East is the blackest region (minus the capital city which is a melting pot) while the southwest leans to the afro in some provinces and more to the euro in others, not to mention that is the second most native influenced region. About 53% of DR’s population is in the North. The East and the souhwest are not that populated. Only 8% of the country’s total population lives in the East and about 12% in the southwest. 30% of the country’s population lives in the metro area of Santo Domingo which is a melting pot. The East is the area of the country where most tourist spots are located not to mention that the majority of the Dominican baseball players are from there. But it is not some homogeneous jamaica-esque region. It varies a lot. Check this video-

    The North (also called Cibao) has been historically the most populated region of the country, at one point just the province of Satiago had more people than the the entire east, plus the region is the cultural, economic powerhouse of the country. Check this-

    Many people think small touristic towns represent the entire country . Those tourist towns, don’t even have an authentic Dominican culture, anyone who truly loves or wants to learn about Dominican culture/people should visit the towns of the interior instead, there they’ll find true Dominican culture in it’s purest form.


    • yosi8844 says:

      THANK U!!!! I just don’t UNDERSTAND WHY African-Americans Have the necessity to ALWAYS want to “label” US Latinos as “black” I’m DOMINICAN I have heard some of the most IGNORANT comments from Americans, especially African-Americans regarding MY people! My Advice, MIND YOUR OWN FAMILY HISTORY AND STOP posting Wikipedia-Education about people’s heritage! Seriously what is it to U who’s what and what is what!! Just MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! And don’t opinionated on things U have NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT!!!!!!!

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