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Alex Rodriguez’s Early Playoff Performances

the soul of David Ortiz circa 2004 apparently having been transferred to Alex Rodriguez, at least for the 2009 playoffs, it's a good time to look back at the days before people thought he couldn't perform in the postseason. During his time with the Seattle Mariners, there was no sense of Alex Rodriguez choking in the clutch: he scored a run in his first playoff game, the deciding game 5 of the 1995 ALDS , hit a homer in his first playoff start in 1997, and had averages over .300 in his first four playoff series as a starter.

At the start of the 2000 ALCS vs. the Yankees, A-Rod’s solo homer off Denny Neagle helped Seattle to the win, as the Seattle Times reported:

Neagle survived early trouble, but eventually weakened just enough to permit a ...

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