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Topic - Iván Rodríguez
Ivan Rodriguez hit a two-run homer to knot the score in the top of the sixth inning, and the Knucksies and Wizards played to a 4-4 tie in the rain-shortened Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday.
Longtime Texas Rangers fan Robbie Parker grabbed former star catcher Ivan Rodriguez in a long embrace and didn't seem to want to let go.
Rodriguez made his major league debut as a 19-year-old for the Rangers in 1991. The 14-time All-Star catcher retired as a player last April after 21 seasons, more than half spent in Texas.
Ivan Rodriguez is going back to Texas to retire.
Ivan Rodriguez plans to announce his retirement Monday, ending a 21-year major league career that included a record 13 Gold Gloves at catcher.
Ivan Rodriguez remembers facing Chien-Ming Wang when the Washington Nationals right-hander was throwing 97-mph sinkers from 60 feet, 6 inches. A veritable bowling ball coming at batters so quickly it'd be tough to get a bat on it, let alone propel it into play.
There's Ivan Rodriguez, in the outfield early in the afternoons, running sprints. He's in the batting cage, in the weight room, back in the batting cage. He's working. He's just not playing.
The Nationals have activated catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and called up left-hander Tom Milone from the minors to start against the New York Mets.
Stephen Strasburg has started 12 games in the major leagues. For all but one of them, Ivan Rodriguez has been behind the plate, staring back out at the young ace and guiding him through each inning.
Nearly six weeks after he cut his pregame batting practice short at Nationals Park, Washington catcher Ivan Rodriguez will be back there Tuesday preparing to attempt baseball activities for the first time in nearly a week.
The Washington Nationals placed catcher Ivan Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a right oblique strain.
Down in the batting cage in the bowels of Nationals Park, Ivan Rodriguez had just begun to settle in Saturday night. He'd taken exactly five swings during the bottom of the eighth inning when he popped his head back into the dugout and manager Davey Johnson told him that his practice session was over.
On a summer day in 1991, Jerry Hairston Jr. made his way into the stands at Comiskey Park. The starting catcher for his Naperville, Ill., high school team, Hairston's interest was piqued when he heard there was a 19-year-old making his major league debut behind the plate for the Texas Rangers.
Derek Norris sat in the visitor's dugout, staring at the ground with a grim look. As his teammates headed to the clubhouse, the Nationals' top catching prospect was joined by hitting coach Troy Gingrich of the Harrisburg Senators and the two sat in silence in a near-empty park.
The Chicago Cubs hope they've drafted a Great One.
"He said, `I just want you to know how much I love you,' and he just said your daughter is being a great example to so many people," Parker said.
Rodriguez announced his retirement Monday, ending his 21-year career.