5. Alex Rodriguez
Rodriguez was born in 1975 in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan to Dominican immigrants Victor and Lourdes Rodriguez. He was raised alongside his two half-siblings, Joe and Suzy, from his mother’s first marriage. When he was four years old, the family moved to the Dominican Republic, then to Miami, Florida. Growing up, Rodriguez’s favorite baseball players were Keith Hernandez, Dale Murphy, and Cal Ripken Jr., and his favorite team was the New York Mets.