“Never give up on your dreams... everything is possible... here in front of you stands someone who as a young boy in my native Puerto Rico would hang myself every night from a bar hoping to grow a few inches because I was afraid that I would not grow tall enough... Now, I am going to stand aside so you can see my height... I did not grow up much. I stand 5' 9", but today I am a tall 5' 9"." - 2017 HOF inductee Iván “Pudge" Rodríguez
His 13 Gold Glove Awards are the most by any catcher.
His 2,247 games as a catcher are an MLB record.
1999 American League MVP.
2003 NLCS MVP.
14-time All-Star (1992-2001, 2004-2007).