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Introduction: A-Rod 'overwhelmed, honored'

Updated: February 18, 2004, 3:49 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- When Alex Rodriguez put on the pinstripes for the first time, his shoulders stooped, perhaps feeling the weight of all that tradition on his broad back.

Flashbulbs popped. Cable news networks went live. And Rodriguez was introduced Tuesday with Derek Jeter, Joe Torre and Reggie Jackson at his side. The manager even took a moment to adjust Rodriguez's new Yankees cap to show more of his smiling face for the cameras.

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