The 10 Greatest Home Run Hitters in Texas Rangers History

Chris Giles
CHICAGO - CIRCA 1996: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers bats during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Gonzalez played for 17 years, with 4 different teams, was a 3-time All-Star and a 2-time American League MVP. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - CIRCA 1996: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers bats during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Gonzalez played for 17 years, with 4 different teams, was a 3-time All-Star and a 2-time American League MVP. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images) /
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#4- Ivan Rodriguez

Years: 13 (1991-2002, 2009)

GP: 1,507

HR: 217

Ivan Rodriguez was an all-round fantastic player.  Rodriguez started playing for Texas when he was just 19 years old.  The best catcher in Rangers history could hit for power and get on base and many nights was the cog that made the Rangers run.

In 2,543 career games covering 21 MLB seasons, Rodriguez hit 311 HR and collected 1,332 RBI.  In 1999, Rodriguez hit a career best 35 HR and drove in 113 runs.  He also had 2,844 hits in his career, good for 50th all-time in MLB history.

Rodriguez played in 14 All-Star games, was AL MVP in 1999, won 13 Gold Glove Awards, 7 Silver Slugger Awards, had his Texas Rangers #7 retired, competed in the Home Run Derby on two occasions, and in 2013 was enshrined in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.

According to baseball-reference.com, Rodriguez earned more than $122M for his career including $9.6M in 2002 when he was a member of the Rangers.

In 2017, Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with 76.0% of the vote on the first ballot.

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