Ivan Rodriguez is without a doubt, one of the best catchers to ever crouch behind a pro baseball plate.
His defensive skills are best explained through his incredible 45.68 percent career caught stealing rate and 13 Gold Glove awards.
His skills with the stick were nothing to sneeze at either as his 311 career dingers and .296 average prove.
Much of Pudge's MLB career contributions came during his first 12 seasons, spent in Texas. He must be considered the greatest Ranger catcher of all-time.
So, although foxnews.com reports that the Rangers don't have any current plans to retire number 7 in Rodriguez' honor, it's hard to imagine that the number wouldn't be pulled from their jersey rotation in the not-too-distant future. Nolan Ryan's number 34 needs some company in Texas Ranger retirement.