Iván Rodríguez Biography
Iván Rodríguez is a renowned retired Major League Baseball catcher. He is widely known for being the three -time Gold Glove Award winner and 7-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Throughout his career, he played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Washington Nationals. He is a married to his wife and is a father of his children.
Iván Rodríguez Early Life & Education
Iván Rodríguez Torres was born on November 27, 1971, in Manatí, Puerto Rico. He is the son of Juan, a U.S.-based construction company, and Eva Torres, an elementary school teacher.he grew up in nearby Vega Baja.
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Ivan and his brother, José Jr., played baseball as children in vacant fields nearby town. Rodríguez attended Lino Padron Rivera High School, where he was discovered by scout Luis Rosa.
Iván Rodríguez Career
Rodríguez hired a contract with the Texas Rangers in July 1988, at the age of 16, and started his professional baseball career.He got his Major League Baseball debut as a catcher for the Texas Rangers on June 20, 1991.
Rodriguez represented for the Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, returned to the Texas Rangers. He finished his MLB career with the Washington Nationals with whom he did his last appearance on September 27, 2011.
He is a thirteen-time Gold Glove Award winner, fourteen-time All-star, seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner, 2003 World Series champion, 1999 AL MVP, and 2003 NLCS MVP.
During his career, he has braced a batting average of .296, a total of 2,844 hits, 311 home runs, and a total of 1,332 runs hit in.He officially retired on April 18, 2012.
On January 18, 2017, he was named to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown in his first year of ability, getting 76% of the votes counted.
Iván Rodríguez Personal Life
Rodríguez has married twice in his life, Firstly, he married his first wife, Maribel Rivera, on June 19, 1991.They have three children. His elder son, Ivan Derrek, who goes by his middle name, was selected in the sixth round by the Minnesota Twins in 2011 as a pitcher.
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His two adorable daughters, Amanda Christine and Ivanna Sofia
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But after spending around fifteen-year together the couple decided to get a divorce. Their divorce care was finalized in 2006. Then he remarried his second wife named Patry in 2007.
Since his retirement from baseball in 2012, Rodríguez has been increasingly involved with the Pudge Rodríguez Foundation which assists children who are battling cancer.
He is considered one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, respected not only for his ability to call a game but also his defensive skills and prowess with his bat as well.
Rodríguez estimated net worth has $65 million and Baseball Reference listed his career earnings from his play at over $122 million.