Although his days in the minors never brought him to the Eastern League, Alex Rodriguez was here before.
The New York Yankees third baseman has fond memories of trips to Reading during his childhood.
“It’s a familiar place for me,” Rodriguez said. “I used to come here as a kid to visit family most summers. I never thought I’d come back. I’m excited. It’s been a long time.”
Rodriguez returned Monday as a famous and controversial member of the Trenton Thunder, who defeated the Reading Fightin Phils 6-5 at FirstEnergy Stadium.
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The circus is coming to town.
In the center ring will be Alex Rodriguez, one of the most prominent, and controversial, players in baseball history.
He is scheduled to play in Reading tonight as part of a rehab assignment with the New York Yankees following offseason hip surgery.
His appearance will be quite unusual – and for Reading baseball quite historic.
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