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Alex Rodriguez Demonstrated Professionalism with the New York Yankees

the end of the 2002 season, Mel Antonen and Cesar Brioso of USA Today evaluated Alex Rodriguez's second season with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez became only the fifth player to hit at least 50 home runs in consecutive seasons, joining Babe Ruth, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr.

A-Rod led the league with 57 home runs, 142 RBI and 389 total bases. He batted .300/.392/.623.

Antonen and Brioso wrote that one of Rodriguez's strengths was his professionalism.

"He hasn't let the pressure of having the richest contract in sports history or the frustration of playing on terrible teams keep him from showing he might be the best player in baseball," they said.

In his last season with the Rangers, Rodriguez had an excellent ...

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