IVAN "PUDGE" RODRIGUEZ AUTOGRAPHED ROMLB BASEBALL (JSA COA)

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This Ivan Rodriguez autographed baseball is boldly signed in blue ink pen and has been authenticated by the world's premier autograph authentication service - JSA. This item comes with matching JSA Certificate.

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Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez is a former Major League Baseball catcher. In his career, he played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, comprising the majority of his career), 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 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.

Career highlights and awards
14× All-Star (1992–2001, 2004–2007)
World Series champion (2003)
AL MVP (1999)
NLCS MVP (2003)
13× Gold Glove Award (1992–2001, 2004, 2006, 2007)
7× Silver Slugger Award (1994–1999, 2004)
Texas Rangers No. 7 retired
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame (2017)

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