Ivan Rodriguez is not just one of the greatest Texas Rangers catchers, but he is one of the best all-time. Rodriguez was an All-Star ten times during his 13 year career in Texas. Winning the Gold Glove award at catcher ten times as a member of the Rangers. Rodriguez also won MVP in 1999 with Texas.
During his 13 seasons in a Ranger uniform Rodriguez hit .304/.341/.488 with 217 homers and 842 RBI. He was not only one of the best offensive hitters in the game, but a great defensive catcher as well.
Rodriguez played in the post-season three different times with the Rangers. He was unable to get a World Series ring during his time in Texas. Although Rodriguez did win a World Series with the Florida Marlins in 2003.
Rodriguez started his career in Texas at the age of 19. He finished fourth in the Rookie of the Year balloting. That was just the beginning of a huge career for Rodriguez. He went on to become an elite hitter and win the Silver Slugger six times with Texas.
In 2016 Rodriguez was inducted into the Hall of Fame. To honor Rodriguez the Texas Rangers are retiring his number seven. Ivan Rodriguez was a once in a lifetime catcher that will never be forgotten.