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Happy birthday, Alex Rodriguez! The baseball player and soon-to-be husband of J-Lo turns 45 today.

Check out some fun facts about Rodriguez below, as well as some cute photos of him with the kiddos.

His family moved from New York to the Dominican Republic when Rodriguez was 4 years old. He moved to Miami a few years later, when he was in the fourth grade.

He’s a writer! He co-wrote two children’s books, “Hit a Grand Slam” and “Out of the Ballpark.”

He’s been elected to the All-Star Game 14 times. His first time was in 1996.

On Aug. 4, 2007, he became the youngest player to hit 500 home runs.

He got engaged to J-Lo in March of 2019.

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