Pudge is in! Ivan Rodriguez is voted into the Hall of Fame

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony  

 

Yesterday, on the very first ballot, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

He is only the fourth Puerto Rican to receive this honor. The other three were Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda and Roberto Alomar…

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Pudge’s career is something to be proud of. He was on 14 All-Star teams and won 13 Gold Glove Awards during a 21-year career. His lifetime batting average was .296 and he hit 311 home runs. His fielding percentage was .991. He caught 661 attempted base stealers…sent all of them back to the dugout.

He is also the career leader among all catchers, in the entire history of the game, in all of the following categories:

                                      Hits……………..….2,844

                                      RBIs…….…………..1,354

                                      Doubles….………….572

                                      Games played……2,543  

Ivan took the news very humbly. He was surrounded by family and friends, in his home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. When the phone call arrived and Ivan heard the news, he took it very gracefully…but the emotions were too powerful…and Ivan cried.

Ivan Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican hero…an example of commitment, discipline and stamina. He shows the world, that the island can produce great men and women…people of character and dedication.

Ivan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30 of this year, at an official ceremony in Cooperstown.

 

For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s ColonyBuy it Now

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6 Comments on “Pudge is in! Ivan Rodriguez is voted into the Hall of Fame

  1. congragulations to one of baseballs greatest catchers to ever play the vaya Boricua!

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  2. my idol pudge so proud of you as a ball player & as a human son of Yeshua!!the best catcher that ever did it period!! end of story. que Dios, te bendigas .Baya Boricua.Baya,mon ta te mi gente!!
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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is a big deal for Puerto Ricans!! Good news …
    ‘Yesterday, on the very first ballot, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is only the fourth Puerto Rican to receive this honor.’

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  4. He was actually at his home in Texas when he received the phone call.

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  5. Why should this matter. It’s an “American” Hall of Fame. Didn’t you once say that Puerto Ricans who have received the Medal of Honor shouldn’t be honored, but should be reviled? That we Puerto Ricans who served are traitors?

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