Alex Rodriguez by Stew Thornley November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"He was presented to be the top amateur player in the Majors." Pg. 27

Based on context clues "amateur" means non professional and does not compete for money

"The Warriors were named national champions by Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association." Pg.20

Based upon context clues in the sentence "association" means a group of people.

"Alex enjoys roaming and browsing college campuses." Pg. 59

Based on the text "browsing" means to graze or look upon.

"Alex has the tremendous honor of playing in the majors especially for being a few weeks shy of his 21st birthday." Pg.48

Based on the context clues Tremendous means very large or big.

"If that wasn't enough Alex Fernandez was a great pitcher before he graduated in 1988" Pg.23

Based on the text "graduated means

"Two years later Fernandez reached the Majors with the white sox."

Based on context clues "majors" means professional baseball leage.

"Veteran shortstop Cal Ripken jr. of the Baltimore Orioles said, Alex could be one of the best shortstops in the Majors."

Based on the context clues "veteran" means a person that has long experience in their field

"Alex hit his first homerun the that MLB stadium."

Based on context clues "stadium" is a MLB arena, or any sport arena.

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