Two days after Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Texas Rangers officially announced the coolest possible tribute they can offer to the man affectionately known as “Pudge.”
On a date sometime after his Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Rangers will retire Rodriguez’s famous No. 7 in a ceremony at Globe Life Park.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) January 21, 2017
The Rangers saved the announcement for the very end of their 2017 Awards Banquet on Friday night. Former general manager Tom Grieve delivered the news, which obviously drew a favorable response from those in attendance.
Rodriguez will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 30, joining a class that includes Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig and former baseball executive John Schuerholz.
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