Rodríguez during a Tigers/New York Mets spring training game on March 11, 2007.
|Born: November 30, 1971
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 20, 1991 for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2011 for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||1,332|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||76.0% (first ballot)|
Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge," 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]
- "Iván Rodríguez". baseball-reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Iv%C3%A1n_Rodr%C3%ADguez. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Eligon, John (May 25, 2005). "The Tigers' Rodriguez Is Now a Svelte Pudge". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/25/sports/baseball/25pudge.html?_r=1&oref=slogin. Retrieved April 25, 2008.