A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AROD

Fri, 19 Nov '21
Former-Yankee-turned-broadcaster, to fans
Tue, 6 Jul '21
Baseball great who was once engaged to J.Lo
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Sports star who split with J.Lo in 2021
Mon, 1 Mar '21
Three-time A.L. M.V.P. (2003, 2005 and 2007), informally