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Ivan Rodriguez Set to Announce Retirement

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There’s a little bit of irony that two of the greatest catchers ever are nicknamed “Pudge.”

Carlton Fisk had that nickname on his way to catching the most games in major league history with the Red Sox and White Sox.  He wound up in the Hall of Fame.

There’s a prety good chance the “other” Pudge will, as well.

Ivan Rodriguez, who made the all-start team fourteen times, won a world title with the Florida Marlins, won an MVP award and also earned 13 Gold Glove awards, will announce his retirement Monday in Arlington, Texas, where he enjoyed the majority of his success on the field.  He also passed Fisk in the most games caught department.

Rodriguez spent twelve years in Texas before heading to Florida to play for the Marlins.  He also made the all-star team four times as a member of the Detroit Tigers.

Rodriguez will finish his career 116 hits shy of 3,000, a .296 career batting average and 311 home runs.  He hit .300 or better ten times.

Rodriguez played last season for the Washington Nationals.

 

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