Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez became the third Ranger to have his uniform number retired by Texas in a ceremony prior to the club's game against the Houston Astros on August 12, 2017. Rodriguez had his number retired just weeks after his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30 in Cooperstown, New York.
Rodriguez batted .296 with 311 home runs and 1332 RBI in 2543 Major League games with Texas (1990-2002; 2009), Florida (2003), Detroit (2004-08), New York-A.L. (2008), Houston (2009), and Washington (2010-11). He was a 14-time American League All-Star and a 13-time recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove.
With the Rangers, Rodriguez batted .304 with 217 home runs and 842 RBI in 1,507 games. He ranks second on the team's all-time list with 1747 hits, 352 doubles, and 490 multi-hit games, is third in home runs, and fourth in games, runs (866), triples (28), RBI, total bases (2806), and extra base hits (597). He was elected to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in 2013.