July 9, 1994: Alex Rodriguez gets his first career hit with the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning of a 7-4 win at Fenway Park.

In A-Rod's second career game, he hit a short-hopper towards third baseman Scott Cooper, whose throw to first was a split second too late. To this day, Cooper believes that Rodriguez should have been out. "If replay (challenges) had been around then, I wouldn't be so famous."

A-Rod was one of the most highly touted prospects in baseball history. He was selected first overall in the 1993 MLB Draft, and went on to shatter even the highest expectations

Although his career has been extremely controversial due to performance-enhancing drug scandals, and signing massive contracts, there is no doubt he is one of the greatest baseball players ever.

Throughout his 21-year career, the 14-time All-Star has, at the time of this writing, 670 home runs (fourth all time), and 3,016 hits (26th most all-time).

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