Ivan Rodriguez is finally accepting retirement almost two years after playing his final game. Now the 14-time All-Star catcher has what certainly won't be his last Hall of Fame honor.
Rodriguez was inducted Saturday night into the Hall of Fame for the Texas Rangers, the team for which the catcher affectionately known as "Pudge" played for the first 12 of his 21 major league seasons. He made his debut at age 19 in June 1991, and also returned to the Rangers for the end of the 2009 season.
Rodriguez played for five other teams in his major league career, which he finished with Washington in 2010 and 2011. He also played for Florida, Detroit, the New York Yankees and Houston.