The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

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THIRD BASE

WT: 230 lbs. HT: 6-3
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: July 27, 1975
BIRTH PLACE: New York, NY

A-Rod's consecutive streak of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs came to an end this season as he fell way short. ... Injuries and a lack of power contributed to his worst season in pinstripes and his lowest slugging percentage since he was 19. ... Even with the slip in production, Rodriguez will be counted on to be a potent middle-of-the-bat lineup. ... After an excellent 2009 postseason, he struggled last season going 7-for-32 and driving in just three runs in the two rounds.

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