Ivan Rodriguez Stats

Ivan Rodriguez was born on Tuesday, November 30, 1971, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 20, 1991, with the Texas Rangers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ivan Rodriguez baseball stats page.

"He's the best. Johnny Bench was that one catcher who used to get all that recognition. But Ivan, he's done it batting average-wise, power-wise, and you change your whole offensive scheme when he's the catcher whether you're going to steal a lot because he's dominant in that area. It's very unusual to be a catcher and be that effective both offensively and defensively." - New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre in Baseball Digest (Simon Gonzalez, July 2001)
Ivan Rodriguez

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Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Autograph on a 1994 Topps Stadium Club (#116)

Birth Name:
Iván Rodríguez Torres ( Twitter : @Pudge_Rodriguez )
Nickname:
I-Rod or Pudge
Born On:
11-30-1971  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Lino Padron Rivera High School (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
06-20-1991 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-28-2011
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent
Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1991 20 Rangers 88 280 24 74 16 0 3 0 27 5 0 42 2 1 0 10 .264 .276 .354
1992 21 Rangers 123 420 39 109 16 1 8 0 37 24 2 73 7 2 1 15 .260 .300 .360
1993 22 Rangers 137 473 56 129 28 4 10 0 66 29 3 70 5 8 4 16 .273 .315 .412
1994 23 Rangers 99 363 56 108 19 1 16 0 57 31 5 42 0 4 7 10 .298 .360 .488
1995 24 Rangers 130 492 56 149 32 2 12 0 67 16 2 48 0 5 4 11 .303 .327 .449
1996 25 Rangers 153 639 116 192 47 3 19 0 86 38 7 55 0 4 4 15 .300 .342 .473
1997 26 Rangers 150 597 98 187 34 4 20 0 77 38 7 89 1 4 8 18 .313 .360 .484
1998 27 Rangers 145 579 88 186 40 4 21 0 91 32 4 88 0 3 3 18 .321 .358 .513
1999 28 Rangers 144 600 116 199 29 1 35 1 113 24 2 64 0 5 1 32 .332 .356 .558
2000 29 Rangers 91 363 66 126 27 4 27 1 83 19 5 48 0 6 1 17 .347 .375 .667
2001 30 Rangers 111 442 70 136 24 2 25 2 65 23 3 73 0 1 4 13 .308 .347 .541
2002 31 Rangers 108 408 67 128 32 2 19 1 60 25 2 71 1 4 2 13 .314 .353 .542
2003 32 Marlins 144 511 90 152 36 3 16 0 85 55 6 92 1 5 6 18 .297 .369 .474
2004 33 Tigers 135 527 72 176 32 2 19 0 86 41 6 91 0 4 3 15 .334 .383 .510
2005 34 Tigers 129 504 71 139 33 5 14 0 50 11 2 93 1 7 2 19 .276 .290 .444
2006 35 Tigers 136 547 74 164 28 4 13 0 69 26 4 86 4 2 1 16 .300 .332 .437
2007 36 Tigers 129 502 50 141 31 3 11 1 63 9 1 96 1 2 1 16 .281 .294 .420
2008 37 Tigers 82 302 33 89 16 3 5 0 32 19 1 52 3 2 2 9 .295 .338 .417
2008 37 Yankees 33 96 11 21 4 0 2 0 3 4 1 15 0 0 1 6 .219 .257 .323
2009 38 Astros 93 327 41 82 15 2 8 0 34 13 0 74 1 2 1 13 .251 .280 .382
2009 38 Rangers 28 98 14 24 8 0 2 0 13 5 0 18 0 1 0 7 .245 .279 .388
2010 39 Nationals 111 398 32 106 18 1 4 0 49 16 2 66 2 4 1 25 .266 .294 .347
2011 40 Nationals 44 124 14 27 7 0 2 0 19 10 2 28 2 0 1 6 .218 .281 .323
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
21 Years 2,543 9,592 1,354 2,844 572 51 311 6 1,332 513 67 1,474 31 76 58 338 .296 .334 .464
Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1991 Rangers C 88 81 2,052 589 6.7 579 517 62 10 6 8 36 34 .983 7.62
1992 Rangers C 116 112 2,946 863 7.4 848 763 85 15 10 10 53 57 .983 7.77
1993 Rangers C 134 130 3,351 885 6.6 877 801 76 8 6 14 64 51 .991 7.07
1994 Rangers C 99 96 2,511 649 6.6 644 600 44 5 3 7 37 23 .992 6.92
1995 Rangers C 127 120 3,195 782 6.2 774 707 67 8 8 8 40 37 .990 6.54
1996 Rangers C 146 141 3,666 941 6.4 931 850 81 10 11 10 46 48 .989 6.86
1997 Rangers C 143 139 3,603 903 6.3 896 821 75 7 11 3 37 49 .992 6.71
1998 Rangers C 139 137 3,591 942 6.8 936 864 72 6 7 10 38 49 .994 7.04
1999 Rangers C 141 141 3,624 938 6.7 931 851 80 7 11 1 34 41 .993 6.94
2000 Rangers C 87 85 2,209 542 6.2 540 505 35 2 10 2 20 19 .996 6.60
2001 Rangers C 106 101 2,566 690 6.5 683 631 52 7 11 2 23 35 .990 7.19
2002 Rangers C 100 97 2,509 684 6.8 677 632 45 7 6 6 26 15 .990 7.29
2003 Marlins C 138 134 3,397 970 7.0 962 915 47 8 9 10 40 20 .992 7.65
2004 Tigers C 124 123 3,153 833 6.7 822 770 52 11 6 3 40 19 .987 7.04
2005 Tigers C 123 121 3,099 766 6.2 762 702 60 4 4 4 33 35 .995 6.64
2006 Tigers 1B 7 7 165 63 9.0 62 56 6 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.15
2006 Tigers 2B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2006 Tigers C 123 121 3,162 801 6.5 799 740 59 2 7 4 25 26 .998 6.82
2007 Tigers C 127 119 3,159 890 7.0 884 834 50 6 7 7 47 21 .993 7.56
2008 Tigers C 81 79 2,118 495 6.1 491 447 44 4 8 4 32 18 .992 6.26
2008 Yankees C 31 26 672 188 6.1 187 173 14 1 1 2 20 7 .995 7.51
2009 Astros C 90 83 2,244 663 7.4 659 618 41 4 4 5 34 16 .994 7.93
2009 Rangers C 25 25 642 182 7.3 179 168 11 3 1 2 7 6 .984 7.53
2010 Nationals C 102 102 2,652 768 7.5 764 709 55 4 5 2 42 22 .995 7.78
2011 Nationals 1B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2011 Nationals C 37 34 912 266 7.2 263 245 18 3 4 3 12 13 .989 7.79
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 2,427 2,347 61,033 16,230 6.7 16,088 14,863 1,225 142 156 127 786 661 .991 7.12
1B Totals 8 7 168 64 8.0 63 57 6 1 6 n/a n/a n/a .984 10.13
2B Totals 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
21 Years 2,436 2,354 61,207 16,295 6.7 16,152 14,921 1,231 143 162 127 786 661 .991 7.13
Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1991 Rangers 0 1 .000 2 0 0 93.3 6.7 10.4 - - -
1992 Rangers 0 0 .000 10 0 2 52.5 5.8 11.4 - - -
1993 Rangers 8 7 .533 4 0 1 47.3 6.8 7.2 - - -
1994 Rangers 6 3 .667 1 0 0 22.7 8.6 6.4 - - -
1995 Rangers 0 2 .000 7 0 1 41.0 10.3 7.3 - - -
1996 Rangers 5 0 1.000 5 0 6 33.6 11.6 7.4 - - -
1997 Rangers 7 3 .700 5 0 5 29.9 6.7 7.8 - - -
1998 Rangers 9 0 1.000 1 0 6 27.6 6.6 6.4 - - -
1999 Rangers 25 12 .676 2 0 1 17.1 9.4 5.3 - - -
2000 Rangers 5 5 .500 4 0 1 13.4 7.6 4.4 - - -
2001 Rangers 10 3 .769 2 0 5 17.7 6.1 6.8 - - -
2002 Rangers 5 4 .556 3 0 6 21.5 5.7 6.8 - - -
2003 Marlins 10 6 .625 8 1 1 31.9 5.6 6.0 - - -
2004 Tigers 7 4 .636 3 0 8 27.7 5.8 6.1 - - -
2005 Tigers 7 3 .700 5 0 3 36.0 5.4 10.1 - - -
2006 Tigers 8 3 .727 3 0 5 42.1 6.4 7.9 - - -
2007 Tigers 2 2 .500 4 1 1 45.6 5.2 8.0 - - -
2008 Tigers 6 1 .857 1 0 0 60.4 5.8 9.4 - - -
2008 Yankees 4 0 1.000 3 2 2 48.0 6.4 32.0 - - -
2009 Astros 0 2 .000 7 0 0 40.9 4.4 9.6 - - -
2009 Rangers 1 0 1.000 0 0 3 49.0 5.4 7.5 - - -
2010 Nationals 2 3 .400 8 0 0 99.5 6.0 8.1 - - -
2011 Nationals 0 0 .000 8 0 0 62.0 4.4 6.5 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
21 Years 127 64 .665 96 4 57 30.8 6.5 7.2 - - -
Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan Rodriguez Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 Texas Rangers 7 $100,000.00 - -
1992 Texas Rangers 7 $140,000.00 Stats -
1993 Texas Rangers 7 $300,000.00 Stats -
1994 Texas Rangers 7 $520,000.00 Stats n/a
1995 Texas Rangers 7 $2,675,000.00 Stats -
1996 Texas Rangers 7 $4,000,000.00 Stats -
1997 Texas Rangers 7 $6,825,000.00 Stats -
1998 Texas Rangers 7 $6,700,000.00 Stats -
1999 Texas Rangers 7 $8,950,000.00 Stats -
2000 Texas Rangers 7 $8,600,000.00 Stats -
2001 Texas Rangers 7 $8,200,000.00 Stats -
2002 Texas Rangers 7 $9,600,000.00 - -
2003 Florida Marlins 7 $9,318,298.00 - Stats
2004 Detroit Tigers 7 $6,521,554.00 Stats -
2005 Detroit Tigers 7 $8,000,000.00 Stats -
2006 Detroit Tigers 7 $10,616,410.00 Stats Stats
2007 Detroit Tigers 7 $10,567,639.00 Stats -
2008 Detroit Tigers 7 $12,379,883.00 - -
2008 New York Yankees 12 "     " - -
2009 Houston Astros 12 , 77 $1,500,000.00 - -
2009 Texas Rangers 7 "     " - -
2010 Washington Nationals 7 $3,000,000.00 - -
2011 Washington Nationals 7 $3,000,000.00 - -


Pudge holds so many records for catchers it's honestly amazing; on June 17, 2009, he caught his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk who was #1 in all-time games caught in baseball history; in 1996 Pudge hit 44 doubles breaking the mark for most doubles by a catcher set by Mickey Cochrane who had 42 in 1930 AND he had 639 at-bats breaking the mark for most at bats by a catcher set by Johnny Bench who had 621 in 1970.

In 1999, Ivan Rodriguez had arguably his best season and one for the record books. He set a new American League record for home runs in a single season among catchers with 35; he was the first catcher to have more than 30 home runs, 100 runs batted in, and 100 runs scored in Major League history; AND he holds the distinction of being the only catcher in American League history to amass more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season. It was arguably the greatest years of his career, but lets take a year-by-year look at a few additional highlights:

1991: Ivan Rodriguez was 19 years, 7 months when he made his Major League debut, the third youngest player in Texas Rangers history. Pudge caught 88 games in 1991, the second most by a teenaged catcher. On August 30, 1991 , Pudge hit his first career home run, off Storm Davis , and became the youngest Ranger ever to hit a home run at nineteen years, nine months. Topps Baseball Cards named Ivan as their catcher on their respective Major League Rookie All-Star teams.

1992: Ivan Rodriguez was the youngest player in the American League and his 116 games caught were the fourth most in history for a catcher, twenty or younger. Pudge was the primary catcher for the Rangers in both 1991 and 1992, and became the only catcher in history to lead his team in games caught at both age nineteen and twenty. After his first full season in the American League behind the plate, Ivan finished third in putouts, second in assists, second in double plays, and first in runners caught stealing. Gold Glove #1 (of 13) was added to the mantle.

1993: Ivan Rodriguez raised his batting average from .260 in 1992 to .273 in 1993. His strikeout total went down from 73 to 70, and his hit total, doubles, triples, home runs and RBIs all increased. Behind the plate he finished third in putouts again, second in assists again, and dropped to fourth in caught stealing percentage, but he still added another Gold Glove to his collection.

1994: Ivan Rodriguez led all American League catchers in batting average, hitting .298, which was also the second highest on the Texas Rangers. His 99 games behind the plate were the most by any catcher in the strike-shortened season. Not content with only earning Gold Gloves , Pudge added his first of seven future Silver Sluggers to his awards cabinet.

1995: Ivan Rodriguez was the Texas Rangers Player of the Year, finishing the season with the highest batting average (.303), the most total bases (221), and the most doubles (32). He once again led all American League catchers in games caught, this time with 127 games behind the plate.

1996: Ivan Rodriguez received votes for the league MVP for the first time in his career, finishing tenth overall, due in part to having the third most doubles in the league, the fourth most at-bats, the seventh most hits, and the twelfth most runs scored. The doubles were not just the third most in the league, but also set a new Major League record for doubles by a catcher in a season, breaking Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane's record of 42 set sixty-six years earlier.

1997: Ivan Rodriguez made the cover of Sports Illustrated (pictured below), the fourth time a Texas Rangers player was featured on the cover. He led the Rangers in singles and was second in batting average, runs scored, hits, doubles and triples. After three straight years leading the American League in games caught, he slipped to second overall, but still led the league in assists and runners caught stealing percentage.

1998: Ivan Rodriguez had the highest batting average (.321) on the Texas Rangers, eighth best in the American League. Pudge won his first American League Player of the Month Award after setting a team record for hits in April. Pudge the 1,000 career hits plateau on May 11, 1998 , and finished the season with exactly forty doubles, the first Major League catcher with two seasons of forty or more doubles.

1999: Ivan Rodriguez set American League record for home runs by a catcher in a season . He finished the season with the highest batting average for a junior circuit catcher since Hall of Famer Bill Dickey hit .332 in 1937. Tied another Hall of Fame catcher, Mickey Cochrane , as the only backstops to ever score 100 runs more than once. Also became the first catcher in Major League history with twenty home runs and twenty stolen bases in one season helping him win the MVP Award , only the ninth different catcher from either league to win an MVP and the first since Thurman Munson won in 1976.

2000: Ivan Rodriguez fractured his right thumb in July, a season ending injury, but had started the season strong, setting a new team record for home runs in the month of April with nine. A mark that has been tied since (but yet to be broken) by Alex Rodriguez (2002), Carl Everett (2003), and Ian Kinsler (2007).

2001: Ivan Rodriguez won his tenth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award and started his ninth consecutive All-Star Game, tying Hall of Famer Johnny Bench in both categories.

2002: Ivan Rodriguez hit .314, his eighth consecutive season with a .300 or higher batting average. A herniated disc affected his play throughout the season, but Pudge chose to play through the season instead of having surgery. It was his last season in Texas, and when he left the Rangers, he was (at that time) the team leader in at-bats (5,656), hits (1,723) and doubles (344). Second in games played (1,479), runs scored (852), total bases (2,768) and triples (28). Third in home runs (215) and RBIs (829).

2003: Ivan Rodriguez hit a home run in his first game as a Florida Marlin then went on to set single-season team records for a catcher with a .297 batting average and 85 runs batted in, truly leading the club to its second World Series Championship.

2004: Ivan Rodriguez was traded back to the American League and named an All-Star Game for the eleventh time in his career, starting for the tenth time, and joining Johnny Bench and Mike Piazza as the only catchers elected to start ten Midsummer Classics. Ivan was the first Tigers player elected to start the All-Star Game since Alan Trammell started at shortstop in 1988, he won the Tiger of the Year Award, and his eleventh Gold Glove (the most by any catcher), the first Tigers player to win the award since Gary Pettis in 1989.

Ivan Rodriguez on Sports Illustrated
Ivan Rodriguez | Sports Illustrated | August 11, 1997 | Baseball Almanac Collection
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