Rodriguez, who once played for the Yankees in 2008 when the Yankees were dealt an injury to Jorge Posada, is putting an end to a historic career. He played for 21 seasons, won an MVP award with Texas in ’99, a World Series with the Marlins in ’03, was elected to 14 All-Star teams, won 13 Gold Gloves, and seven Silver Sluggers. He also caught two no-hitters and played on the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic team.
Pudge obviously never did anything with the Yankees, but I always thought it was cool that he was at least on the team briefly after being traded for Kyle Farnsworth. He had a damn good career and the Yankees will now be listed on his plaque at Cooperstown when he eventually gets into the Hall of Fame.