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Leyland: Pudge will get to 3,000

Jun 16, 2010, 12:04 AM EDT

DETROIT — On the day Ivan Rodriguez is inducted into the Hall of Fame — a day no one doubts will come five years after he retires — a parade of former managers and teammates will rave about one of the greatest catching careers in baseball history. And first in line will be Jim Leyland.

“He’s a remarkable guy, he really is,” the Tigers manager said today. “It’s amazing what he’s done.”

There’s still one big milestone left for Pudge to reach: the 3,000-hit club. No full-time catcher has ever done it, but as you’ll read on, Leyland is convinced Rodriguez will do it.

  1. JaneB - Jun 16, 2010 at 7:53 AM

    He's helping us so much, I hope the remainder are with us.

  2. N. Cognito - Jun 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    I'd love to see him do it, and in a Nats uniform. Realistically, that would mean one more contract after this one expires.Also realistically, he could fall off the face of the baseball earth before getting there (See Robinson, Brooks).




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