Found April 23, 2012 on SportsBlooded:
Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez officially announced his retirement last week from Major League Baseball. Rodriquez spent 21 years in the bigs, including extensive stints with the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers, will retire as one of, if not the, best catcher of all-time. He’s offensive skills have diminished over his last few years in the league, but his abilities behind the plate will always overshadow anything that he was able to do with the bat. Pudge holds the MLB record for the most career appearances behind the dish at 2,427, and that record should stand for years to come. What separated Pudge from all other catchers was his arm. He had a cannon from behind the plate and had an uncanny ability to throw behind and pick off runners at 1st base. Pudge would catch runners off guard by picking them off from his knees and this tactic caught on with the rest of the catchers around the league. Pudge holds the record for highest career caught stealing percentage at 45.68%. During his 2...
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