Iván Rodríguez

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Iván Rodríguez

Rodríguez during a Tigers/New York Mets spring training game on March 11, 2007.
Catcher
Born: November 30, 1971 (1971-11-30) (age 45)
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 20, 1991 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2011[1] for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Batting average     .296
Hits     2,844
Home runs     311
Runs batted in     1,332
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 14× All-Star (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • World Series champion (2003)
  • 13× Gold Glove Award winner (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Silver Slugger Award winner (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004)
  • AL MVP (1999)
  • NLCS MVP (2003)
Member of the National
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Induction     2017
Vote     76.0% (first ballot)

Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge,"[2] is a retired Puerto Rican baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball. Rodriguez played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. He is well known for his strong arm and his ability to throw out runners. Rodríguez is widely considered the greatest defensive catcher of all time, and most analysts think either Rodríguez or Johnny Bench is the greatest catcher overall. He became a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iván Rodríguez". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. Eligon, John (May 25, 2005). "The Tigers' Rodriguez Is Now a Svelte Pudge". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/25/sports/baseball/25pudge.html?_r=1&oref=slogin. Retrieved April 25, 2008.