Iván Rodríguez Torres, nicknamed "Pudge", is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999. He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time. Rodríguez won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003, and also played in the 2006 World Series while with the Tigers. He is the major league career leader in putouts by catchers. On June 17, 2009, Rodríguez set an MLB record by catching his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk. During his career, he had the best caught stealing percentage of any major league catcher, at 45.68%. On January 18, 2017, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, receiving 76% of the votes cast, and was officially inducted on July 30, 2017.
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About Ivan Rodriguez
14-time MLB All-Star catcher who was known as "Pudge." He spent his first 12 seasons with the Texas Rangers, then helped lead the Florida Marlins to a World Series Championship in 2003. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.
He had a job passing out flyers in malls as a teen.
He was a 13-time Gold Glove Award winner and 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner.
He has one son, Ivan, and two daughters, Ivanna and Amanda. He was married to Maribel Rivera from 1991 to 2006.
He was teammates with Derek Jeter on the New York Yankees in 2008.
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