New Yorkers: Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, Born in Washington Heights

Talk about switching teams... Alex Rodriguez, who was born in Washington Heights, was a big fan of the New York Mets while growing up in New York City, the Dominican Republic and Miami. But the Dominican American baseball star would eventually return to the Big Apple to play for the other team – the New York Yankees – after stints with Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers. But one team’s loss is another’s win. Since joining the Yankees in 2004, A-Rod has cemented his status one of the best all-around baseball players of all time. And he’s managed to break a number of Major League Baseball Records in the process, including setting the record for the most home runs by a New York-born player.

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Miranda Noland,

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.