The Texas Rangers honored one of the top catchers in baseball history Wednesday.
Team officials unveiled a statue of Hall of Famer Iván "Pudge" Rodríguez outside their new home, Globe Life Field.
Rodriguez was on hand to stand next to the 7-foot bronze likeness of himself outside the Southwest/Home Plate Gate at the ballpark.
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"Having my statue here, for life, outside is one of the best awards that I have received from the Rangers organization," Rodríguez said.
Rodríguez caught for the Rangers from 1991-2002 and again in 2009.
He earned 13 Golden Glove Awards and was selected for the All-Star Game 14 times.
Rodríguez hit .296 with 311 home runs, 572 doubles (26th on the all-time list among all players), scored 1,354 runs (best all-time among catchers) and drove in 1,332 runs (fifth all-time among catchers), according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.