Former All-Star MLB Catcher
Career Highlights: Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is regarded as one of the best defensive major league catchers of all time. A 13-time Gold Glove Award winner, Rodriguez also was a seven-time Silver Slugger Award honoree. Rodriguez was a 14-time All-Star and played for six teams during his 21-year career – Texas, Florida, Detroit, New York Yankees, Houston and Washington. In 1999, Rodriguez was named the American League MVP as he set an AL record for home runs in a single season by a catcher with 35. He also was the first catcher to have more than 30 home runs, 100 runs batted in, and 100 runs scored in MLB history. He won the 2003 World Series with the Florida Marlins and played in the 2006 World Series with Detroit. With the Marlins, he set many single season records for a catcher and was named the NL Championship Series MVP. Rodriguez set a MLB record by catching his 2,227th game in June 2009, passing Carlton Fisk. He had the best caught stealing percentage of any major league catcher at 45.68 percent. Rodriguez finished his career with a .296 batting average, 2,844 hits, 311 home runs, 1,332 RBI in 2,543 games.