Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/24/12
Another renowned catcher has called it a career. Following in the footsteps of Jorge Posada and Jason Varitek, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez closed the door on his illustrious 21-year career with the Rangers, Nationals, Yankees, Tigers, Astros and Marlins. He made it official with an announcement on Monday. Despite his 2,844 hits, 14 All-Star appearances and 13 Gold Gloves, there's one number that embodies his career -- 2,427. That figure represents the total of games that Rodriguez patrolled behind the plate, which is an MLB record. Whether as a 19-year-old rookie in Texas or a 39-year-old veteran in Washington, Rodriguez was...

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