HALL OF FAME: Ivan Rodriguez


Born: Nov. 27, 1971 in Manatí, Puerto Rico

Hall of Fame induction: 2017

Primary team: Texas Rangers

Hall of Fame plaque:

“A rugged do-it-all catcher whose powerful arm and consistent bat produced records at the plate and behind it. Hit .296 over 21 seasons, amassing more hits, doubles, and total bases than any other backstop. Caught 2,427 Major League games, most in history, and earned an unmatched 13 Gold Glove awards at the position. Renowned for his ability to nab would-be based stealers, leading the league a record nine times. Selected to 14 All-Star games and named 1999 A.L. Most Valuable Player with the Rangers. Led Marlins to 2003 World Series title, after winning NLCS MVP.”

MLB debut: June 20, 1991 for the Texas Rangers

Last MLB appearance: Sept. 28, 2011 for the Washington Nationals


Texas Rangers 1991–2002

Florida Marlins 2003

Detroit Tigers 2004–2008

New York Yankees 2008

Houston Astros 2009

Texas Rangers 2009

Washington Nationals 2010–2011


Batting average: .296

Home runs: 311

RBI: 1,332

Hits: 2,844


AL MVP: 1999

World Series champion: 2003 with the Florida Marlins

NLCS MVP: 2003

Gold Glove Award (13): 1992–2001, 2004, 2006, 2007

Silver Slugger Award (7): 1994–1999, 2004

All-Star (14): 1992–2001, 2004–2007