Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is about to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the most sacred of grounds for any baseball player. He’s joining Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell in the 2017 Cooperstown class, which will be enshrined Sunday.
You figure a Hall of Famer knows every detail of his career. But does he know how he compares to his Hall of Fame peers? We quizzed Pudge to see how he stacks up with Raines in a number of statistical categories — batting average, strikeouts, sac flies, etc.
Rodriguez joined us on behalf of Esurance, for whom he was an ambassador during the recent MLB All-Star Game in Miami. As you’ll see, Pudge knows a lot of his stats (he can most definitely cite his career batting average), but it was fun seeing him work through whether he or Raines fared better in a certain statistical category.
It’s obvious Pudge’s baseball mind hasn’t yet retired.
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